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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, HR Officer and review any orientation materials provided in your area.

Need to sign up for benefits, review HR or University policies, or check your NYUHome email? If you don't have access to a computer at home or need access while on campus and it is not available in your office, you can find NYUHome Stations 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 the PeopleLink, NYU's HR, benefits, and payroll service center, at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu or 212-992-LINK (5465).

For more information about your NYU Benefits, click on your employee category below:

Within Your First Year

  1. Regularly meet with your supervisor to set goals, review your performance, and continue to seek his/her feedback.
  2. Identify learning and professional development opportunities. You will want to discuss with your supervisor the appropriate opportunities.
  3. Get involved with the community: Talk to your supervisors and colleagues about campus groups, publications, and other professional activities and resources that are available that might be of interest to you. You can also check out the NYU Office of Civic Engagement website.
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