New Employee Orientation and New Employee Benefits Webinar

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 THREE orientations for new employees:

  1. MONTHLY New Employee Orientation – This will give you an overview and understanding of UC and UCOP and the tools and resources to assist you in navigating your way around UCOP.
  2. WEEKLY Benefits Webinar – This covers all of your benefits.
  3. MONTHLY New Hire IT Orientation – This will help you get situated with IT technology such as Outlook, your Jabber phone, file sharing, and so on.

We encourage you to sign up for all three sessions as soon as possible after beginning work at UCOP.

New Employee Orientation

Due to COVID-19, New Employee Orientation will be held 9:30am-12pm online via Zoom (register below for details).

To register, please visit the UC Learning Center. Search: New Employee Orientation. Choose the correct date. 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.

2023 schedule

*** Note: Click on the date to register and receive the Zoom link. Email if you have issues registering.
Date Room
January 10 Online (Zoom)
February 14 Online (Zoom)
March 14 TBD
April 11 TBD
May 9 TBD
June 13 TBD
July 11 TBD
August 8 TBD
Sept. 12 TBD
Oct.  10 TBD
Nov. 14 TBD
Dec. 12 TBD

UC Benefits Webinar

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 Primary Retirement Benefits (Retirement Choice Program, UCRP):  Weekly - Fridays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Employees who are NOT eligible for Primary Retirement Benefits:  Monthly - 2nd Thursday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

How to Attend the Benefits Webinar

  • Online: (, Join a meeting, Meeting ID code: 951 787-5041
  • Audio: If not using the computer audio feature: (408) 638-0968, Meeting ID: 951 787-5041
  • NOTE: You have 31 days from date of eligibility to enroll in your health and welfare benefits and 90 days for the Retirement Choice Program (if eligible).  The UCPath Center can answer any benefits 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 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New Hire IT Orientation

UCOP IT Client Services offers a monthly session to help new employees get started with their workstation computer. Topics covered include Outlook email and Outlook calendar, Duo, Jabber phone, document storage, wireless networks, printing, and how to get help from the Service Desk. The class is offered the 1st Tuesday of every month at 9:30am-10:30am in Franklin 6114. Register at UC Learning Center.

You can learn more about IT services at Navigating UCOP.