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New Employees

Welcome to Arkansas State University - Jonesboro!

University New Employee Orientation

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to the Pack!  As a new employee, there are a number of online resources provided to assist you.

Congratulations on your new position! To ensure a more smooth transition into working at Arkansas State University, you should follow the required action steps. In some cases, completion of some of these tasks is required before you can start working! If you have questions, check with your immediate supervisor, your human resources representative or group, and/or your department administrator.

We have revamped our New Employee Orientation (NEO) program to provide employees with the necessary tools and resources in order to make their transition to ASU a more pleasant experience. New Employee Orientation is scheduled once a month in the Reng Center (Student Union) from 9am - 11am. If you are a current employee and are interested in attending one of our sessions, please check our website and/or scheduler for dates and room locations.

New Employee Online Benefits Orientation

All employees hired into regular full time positions are required to complete the University's New Employee Orientation Program. It is highly recommended that you complete the orientation in the time frames provided. The University's New Employee Orientation includes a background and historical information of the University, our mission and roles in the educational community, some basic fundamentals of what an employee needs to know, and how best to succeed at Arkansas State University - Jonesboro.

The Department of Human Resources along with the Payroll and Benefits Offices have transitioned to a new online Employee Benefits program and format, which can be completed from your own desktop. Please take your time and complete the required process. If you have any questions or difficult, please do not hesitate to contact us.

All employees are asked to view our narrated online orientation, which covers important information about the working at ASU.

Complete Hiring Requirements

Please login to myCampus to access Blackboard Learn. To begin the compliance training sessions, click on the Employee Training Seminar link in the My Courses section.  Your supervisor will be available to support you through this training process.   The training seminar should be completed within your first 30 days of employment.

Compliance/Required Trainings

The Employee Training Seminar is designed to enhance your employment transition to Arkansas State University. The following modules are included:

  • Title IX/Sexual Misconduct
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Security and Privacy
  • Travel and Expense Management Training

The Title IX/Sexual Misconduct is a federal requirement module which guides you through the definitions of law, your responsibilities, and campus procedures related to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and non-consensual activity.

The Child Maltreatment module is a state requirement training that addresses your responsibility as a mandatory reporter of child maltreatment.

The Security and Privacy module is an institutional requirement which provides best practices and University policies pertaining to privacy and security. After completing the training, you should be able to identify the principles of security; identify the types of information ASU gathers and maintains; and identify the necessary steps to protect University data.

The Travel and Expense Management Training is an online process for travelers, approvers, and delegates. Anyone traveling on University business is required to complete the appropriate training videos to gain access to the Travel module.

Please login to myCampus to access Blackboard Learn. To begin the training session, click on the Employee Training Seminar link in the "My Course" section. Your supervisor will be available to support you through this training process. The training seminar should be completed within your first 30 days of employment.

Useful Information for New Employees

Computer Access
Campus Map
Human Resources Homepage
University Police Department (UPD)
Cellular Service and Billing (if applicable)


Supervisor Information

NEO - How To Make Sure Your New Employee Succeeds

How many hours have you spent screening, interviewing, checking references, and working with Employment Services to hire a new employee?

If you’ve interviewed the applicants thoroughly and completed all the paperwork, you’ve probably invested a lot of time. But don’t rest now! It is a wise supervisor who also invests time in getting new employees off to a good start. hiring good people and training them to work successfully can yield outstanding results for everyone. 

Here are four of the best ways you can help new employees become successful in your department:

  1. Give your employees clear instructions. 
    Let them know exactly what you expect them to do, and what aspects of their daily tasks you consider to be most important and why. Remember that when an employee is not doing what he/she should be doing, it is often because the employee doesn't know how, or because he/she does not know what is expected.
  2. Give your employees frequent, direct, and candid feedback about what they are doing. 
    Let them know regularly what you like and what they need to do differently in order to excel. Most employees appreciate knowing that their supervisor will be respectful, direct, and honest in giving them feedback.
  3. Take the time to recognize the achievements and successes of your employees. 
    The importance of this cannot be emphasized enough! It is a fact that when a new employee does something particularly well and the supervisor takes the time to say “Nice job!” the employee’s motivation increases.
  4. Make sure your new employee understands how important it is for all of us to provide outstanding support for and service to our students and faculty. 
    We know that it is the day-to-day, moment-by-moment interactions each of us have with faculty and students that reflect our University’s image and reputation. Encourage your employees to do their part in making sure our image is one of excellent service, friendliness, and hard work.

These four things will help your staff succeed. When your employees succeed, it makes you, the supervisor, look good too. The result is that your employees win, you win, and the University wins.

We hope you’ve found these training tips helpful. We’d like to know if we could help you further with your training needs and those of your employee. If you would like further information, please give us a call.

Cleotis M. Williams, Director
Training & Development