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Before / After Arrival (Block name - Before / After Arrival)

Block name is Before / After Arrival

Visit Human Resources

Your school or unit’s human resources contact will guide you through how to complete the necessary paperwork, including payroll and benefits forms. You can find out more about what documents to bring on your first day as well as orientation material on the Tech Human Resources page for new employees. You will then visit the Office of Human Resources to:

Complete Check-In and Paperwork (International Scholars)

  • J-1 exchange visitors and those with F-1 visas hosted by Tech need to check-in with the Office of International Education (OIE) to complete additional required forms. J1 exchange visitors are required to attend OIE’s J1 scholar orientation.
  • H-1 and incoming F-1 visa holders will need to complete online forms described on the Global Human Resources site. 

Attend Welcome to Tech New Employee Experience

New Employee Experience is held every two weeks. Schedule your orientation during your on-boarding session at the Human Resources (HR) Customer Service Center. You may also contact your department’s human resources representative for scheduling. This session gives you an opportunity to learn more about the culture, values, vision, and mission at Tech, including a Trolley Tour of campus.

Enroll in Benefits (If Eligible)

Information on benefits and an opportunity to talk with a benefits counselor is provided during new employee orientation. Enrollment information for new employees is also available online. If you need advice, benefits counselors are available to assist you. You can schedule an appointment or submit questions online here.

Obtain a Parking or Transportation Permit

If you need a parking permit, visit Parking and Transportation before your temporary permit expires. Tech encourages taking advantage of alternative transportation options like Marta, carpooling, and buses. Information on these programs can be found here, including discounted Marta passes for Tech employees.

Annual Ethics and Compliance Certification

The University System of Georgia ethics policy applies to all Tech employees. Each year, Georgia Tech employees are required to affirm their understanding of the Institute’s and the University System of Georgia’s code of ethics, conflict of interest, and cyber security policies. You will receive an email with a link when it is time to participate, usually in March.

Complete Required Training

All newly hired employees are required complete the New Hire Learning and Compliance program within their first 30 days of employment. The program includes six online tutorials designed to address key risks in higher education. Topics include:

Join Us for a Postdoc Chat

Postdoc Chats are an opportunity to meet other postdocs and learn a bit about available programs. Announcements of upcoming Postdoc Chats and other events will be sent out via the newsletters.

Sign Up for the Postdoc e-Newsletter

The Office of Postdoctoral Services sends weekly newsletters that include information about events, fellowships, and other opportunities of interest to postdocs. You are welcome to subscribe here. You may also want to ask your colleagues or unit administrator(s) if there are any mailing lists managed by the unit that would be useful for you to subscribe to.

Start Planning for Your Career

Once you get your research started, you should take advantage of the career development and networking opportunities that are available at Tech. Many postdocs find it helpful to write down short-term and long-term goals to make sure they stay on track.

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