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Initial Weeks & Months

Initial Weeks & Months


Within Your First Week:

  • Your job description and expected work schedule
  • Your department's goals and mission
  • Performance goals and expectations
  • Training needed and key people to meet
  • New Employee Health and Safety Orientation
  • Professional ethics and confidentiality practices, if applicable

Seek out information to learn more about your department (goals, missions, organizational structure, administrative and operations procedures, manuals, protocols) by initiating conversations with your supervisor, colleagues, and HR Officer and review any orientation materials provided in your area.

Need to enroll in NYU benefits, review HR or University policies, or check your email? If you do not have access to a computer at home, or need access while on campus and it is not available in your office, you may find public computers around the University.

Within Your First Month:

It's important that you become familiar with your NYU benefits right away because you will need to make some important benefits decisions and complete your enrollment within 31 days from your date of hire. You will receive an email from The Benefits Office with instructions on how to enroll in your benefits.

If you have questions, contact PeopleLink, NYU's HR, benefits, and payroll service center, at or 212-992-LINK (5465).

For more information about your NYU benefits, select your employee category below:

Within Your First Year:

  1. Regularly meet with your supervisor to set goals, review your performance, and continue to seek their feedback.
  2. Identify learning and professional development opportunities. You will want to discuss with your supervisor the appropriate opportunities.
  3. Get involved with the University community – talk with your supervisor and colleagues about campus groups, publications, and other professional activities and resources that are available that might be of interest to you. You may also discover opportunities organized by the NYU Office of Civic Engagement.
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