New Employee Orientation
A mantra we have here at OCCC: Whoever you are and whomever you love, wherever you’ve been and wherever you’re going, you’re welcome here.
And we’re happy to have you!
When you join OCCC, you're contributing to a legacy of service-oriented professionals that put students and their education first.
To get you started on the right foot, OCCC Human Resources hosts an orientation on your first day that covers important topics (like payroll, benefits, policies, organizational structure, campus safety, etc.) and connects you to others on campus. We end the orientation with a tour of the college and lunch at the Wheelhouse Café with a mentor from your department. After lunch, we’ll grab your OCCC IDs, and release you to your department unless you’re a supervisor. The following day, you'll attend a Total Rewards orientation from 8:00am-9:30am.
If you’re a supervisor, you’ll return with Human Resources for the second half of the day for a second part orientation that covers topics important to your management role at OCCC: compliance with policies, approving leave and timesheets, creating inclusive work environments, and building cohesive teams through coaching. The following day, supervisors will attend a budgeting and purchasing training from 10am-11am on Zoom.
When & Where: New Employee Orientation occurs every two weeks, on the first day of each pay period. We start at 8am in JMC 131 (here’s a campus map to help).
What is a Mentor: A mentor is someone from the employee’s department (or closely related department) who can connect with an employee on their first day, help ensure their workspace is prepared, and provide on-going support and information about the day-to-day know-how in a new hire’s department. A mentor is a resource for the new employee and helps them feel welcome and included as they begin their professional journey at OCCC!
Role of the Mentor:
• Greet on the first day and attend mentor/mentee luncheon
• Ensure workspace is prepared
• Provide information for the new employee on day-to-day tasks, policies, procedures, etc.
• Facilitate the socialization process
• Be a resource on unwritten policies, workplace culture and norms
• Assist in training the new employee
• Help the employee feel welcome and included
Qualities of a Mentor:
• Have a sincere interest in helping the employee
• Lead by example
• Good listener and sounding board
• Values diversity of perspectives
• Able to give constructive feedback
• Honest and candid
• Able to network and find resources
If you have any questions about New Employee Orientation, please reach out to:
Fatemeh Radmard, MBA
Director for Diversity & Organizational Development