New Employee Orientation

This orientation provides a University overview and important employment information for recently hired full-time faculty, full-time staff and part-time staff.

Online orientation will take approximately 30-60 minutes to complete. .

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You will meet with a Human Resources representative to submit the required employment paperwork and complete the orientation process.


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Congratulations and Welcome to Wilmington University!

Online New Employee Orientation (NEO) is your first step to joining the Wilmington University team. This online program will take approximately 30-60 minutes to complete and will introduce you to a wealth of Wilmington University information, resources and benefits that are becoming available to you as a new Wilmington University faculty or staff member.

Please use the links located to the left of the screen to move sequentially through the orientation. If you cannot complete NEO online in one sitting, do not worry. Just click the links to the left of this screen to resume NEO online exactly where you last left off. Once you have completed NEO Online, please bring all completed new hire paperwork to the Human Resources Office for your pre-scheduled on-site orientation. At that time, a Human Resources representative will collect your new hire paperwork, verify your employee information, and review additional employment details including Wilmington University benefits and rewards programs. If you have not already scheduled an on-site orientation, please call the Human Resources Office at 302-356-6774 as soon as possible to do so.

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  Message from the President

It is my pleasure to welcome you as a new employee of Wilmington University. Our mission statement and marketing materials highlight our commitment to providing individual attention to students; however, we know that providing a caring, supportive work environment for our faculty and staff is key to everything we hope to accomplish here.

Message from the President The University offers a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth, and I encourage you to take advantage of as many of them as possible. We strive to promote respect, integrity, and compassion among ourselves and for our students. Higher education affords the promise of a better job, a higher salary, or a new career. Students come to us seeking the knowledge and the skills to make those promises real, and we must never forget that our students are our customers and serving them well is our primary goal.

Starting a new job is always stressful, but there are resources in place to help you and new colleagues are ready to answer any questions you may have. We’re happy to have you with us, and I look forward to working with you in the days ahead.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jack P. Varsalona
President

  Get to Know WilmU

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a fully-accredited, private, non-profit university that offers flexible and career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. We are committed to excellence in teaching, relevancy of the curriculum, and individual attention to students. Learn more

About Human Resources

We strive to provide a professional and friendly work environment for faculty and staff where there is opportunity for personal growth and advancement. Learn more

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HR Mission Statement

New Hire Paperwork

Please complete and print the required new hire documentation listed below. You will bring these documents with you to the Human Resources Office to complete the orientation process. You will have the opportunity to schedule your appointment with the Human Resources office at the end of NEO.

Download the New Hire Forms Check List to make sure you have all the proper forms completed for your first day.

Wilmington University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, veteran status, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Wilmington University’s good faith efforts and policies are designed to ensure that this commitment is maintained.

 


Required Employee Training

Prior to meeting with Human Resources to complete the orientation process, please take time to complete the three online training programs listed below.

Required Employee Training

  • Unlawful Harassment and Preventing Sex Discrimination and Violence on Campus: Wilmington University is committed to maintaining an environment free from unlawful harassment. After your one-on-one new employee orientation in the Human Resources Office, you will receive a personalized e-training link to complete both the Unlawful Harassment training and the Preventing Sex Discrimination and Sexual Violence on Campus training.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - This tutorial will help you to understand the responsibilities of handling student record information under FERPA, and the University’s privacy policy. Please complete the FERPA tutorial. Human Resources will be automatically notified of your successful completion via email.
  • Identity Theft Prevention - Wilmington University provides Identity Theft Prevention training to employees in compliance with FTC regulations. Please complete the Identity Theft Prevention tutorial. The Financial Affairs office with be automatically notified of your successful completion via email.

Additional Ongoing Faculty and Staff Training

  • Human Resources Training Series: Employee Training and Development opportunities to foster professional growth and manage work/life balance.  Employees are encouraged and rewarded for participation in Human Resources sponsored on-site and online training programs.
  • Educational Technology Training Series: Employee Technology Training to enhance employee productivity in the office and/or classroom. 
  • SERVE provides information on effective and appropriate methods of communication in the workplace.


Employee Benefits

Wilmington University is proud to offer a rich benefits program to staff and faculty. Please select your employee classification below for information on the employee benefits that are available to you.

Employee Classification


  Full-Time Employee Benefits

 

This information serves as an initial overview of the benefit programs available to full-time faculty and staff at Wilmington University. Additional information regarding your benefit options, including insurance premiums, will be discussed in further detail during your one-on-one orientation in the Human Resources Office.

Your Benefits At A Glance

Download A Guide to Your Benefits to learn more about our "Best Places to Work" benefits suite.

Employee Discount Programs

Paid Time Off

To enhance work/life balance, Wilmington University provides vacation, sick and other paid time off for eligible employees:

  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • Holidays
  • Jury Duty
  • Bereavement
  • Community Service
  • FMLA
  • Paid Parental Leave

  Part-Time Employee Benefits

 

This information serves as an initial overview of the benefit programs available to part-time staff at Wilmington University. Additional information regarding your benefit options will be discussed in further detail during your one-on-one orientation in the Human Resources Office.

Your Benefits At A Glance

Retirement Program

Part-time staff may be eligible to contribute pre-tax earnings to the University 403(b) retirement program. Wilmington University does not make employer contributions into 403(b) accounts for part-time staff. If you are interested in contributing your earnings into a 403(b) retirement account, please contact HR to discuss your enrollment options.

Employee Discount Programs

FMLA

Part-time employees may be eligible for FMLA leave, which is unpaid job protection. Learn more


Employee Assistance Program

 

Wilmington University offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program for full-time faculty/staff and for eligible part-time staff. Health Advocate provides resources to help employees and their eligible family members to maintain a healthy work life balance. Click an image below for more information:


Employee Health, Wellness and Appreciation Programs

 

Wilmington University’s Human Resources Office, otherwise known as the Office of Positive Mojo, is proud to offer a variety of health, wellness and appreciation programs to employees.

Note: Employees may not be eligible for all programs. Further details will be available during your one-on-one orientation in the Human Resources Office.

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Programs:

Positive Mojo Awards
Employee Wellness Programs - “Bringing Healthy Back”
Employee Wellness Center
Health Advocate Employee Assistance Program
On-site Yoga
Stand By Me Financial Coaching
HR Personal, Professional, Health & Wellness Training Programs



Safety and Security Policy

Wilmington University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students and their friends and family. To learn more about how Wilmington University works to keep a safe and secure campus, visit:

Services Offered

You are expected to help identify any safety or security violations that might present danger to yourself or others. Employee responsibilities include the following:

  • Complying with all federal, state, and local rules and regulations relevant to their work.
  • Following established work procedures and safety guidelines in their area.
  • Integrating safety into each task performed at Wilmington University.
  • Protecting themselves and their fellow employees against undue exposures to hazards in the workplace.
  • Using the personal protective equipment issued to protect themselves from identified hazards.
  • Informing their supervisors of any accident or hazard causing conditions that occur while on the job.
  • Reporting and, when possible, correcting unsafe or unhealthy working conditions, practices or procedures.

If you observe any situations with which you are uncomfortable please report your concerns immediately to our Public Safety Department (302-325-3333). Wilmington University may, from time to time, electronically monitor public areas in order to deter crime and to assist the University Public Safety Department in providing for the security and safety of individuals and property of the University community.

Information regarding the Wilmington University Site-specific Security Plans or Emergency Procedure Guide can be obtained by contacting the Security Office at 302-325-3333 or at: http://www.wilmu.edu/security/index.aspx.


On-Site Orientation

 

Once you have completed NEO Online, please bring all completed new hire paperwork to the Human Resources Office for your pre-scheduled on-site orientation. At that time, a Human Resources representative will collect your new hire paperwork, verify your employee information, and review additional employment details including Wilmington University benefits and rewards programs. If you have not already scheduled an on-site orientation, please call the Human Resources Office at 302-356-6774 as soon as possible to do so.




Completing the Orientation

Thank you for taking the time to become familiar with Wilmington University. As an employee, you will have access to this site throughout your career at Wilmington.

THANK YOU