New Employee Orientation

Welcome to the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). As a new employee at one of the nation’s top research and teaching universities, you have a world of opportunity ahead of you. We offer regular orientation sessions designed to give you a brief overview and understanding of UC and UCOP and the tools and resources to assist you in navigating your way around UCOP.

We encourage you to sign up and attend a session as soon as possible after beginning work at UCOP to hear from senior leaders and meet others that have chosen to begin their careers here.

New Employee Orientation is offered once a month from 9:00 a.m. until 1:40 p.m., with lunch provided. All sessions are held in the Franklin Building at 1111 Franklin Street in Oakland. (If you need to gain access to the Franklin building, please email Sherry Perocier.)

Please view the UC Learning Center instructions to register for this orientation.  A schedule is provided at the bottom is this page.

Employees who are unable to attend the UCOP new employee orientation can access employee resources on the Local Human Resources website and in Navigating UCOP: A Quick Reference Guide.

2016 schedule

Date Room
Thursday, January 21, 2016 Lobby 1
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Lobby 1
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Lobby 1
Thursday, April 7, 2016 Lobby 1
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Lobby 1
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Lobby 1
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Lobby 1
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Lobby 1
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Lobby 1
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Lobby 1
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Lobby 1
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Lobby 1

UC New Employee Benefits Orientation

No doubt that you've heard that UC offers a rich and comprehensive benefits package.  We want to make sure you understand that offering and pick the best plans and coverages for you and your family.

Within a week of hire, you should be receiving a Welcome Kit in the mail, which contains the following materials:

  • Your Benefits at a Glance
  • A Complete Guide to Your UC Health Benefits
  • A Complete Guide to Your UC Retirement Benefits
  • Which Medical Plan is right for you?

In addition to these materials, we offer convenient webinars to provide an overview of the health and welfare and retirement benefits programs.

Employees who are eligible for Full benefits and UCRP:  Weekly - Fridays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Employees who are NOT eligible for UCRP:  Monthly - 2nd Thursday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

How to Attend: You will need to dial in on your phone AND log into the web meeting.

NOTE: Please make sure you have enrolled in your benefits before your PIE (period of eligibility) ends, which is 31 days from your date of hire. The UCPath Center can answer any benefit questions you may have. Failure to understand your options may result in permanent loss or reduction of benefits. You can reach UCPath at (855) 9-UCPath or (855) 982-7284, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.