New Employee Orientation (NEO)

Welcome to the University of California, Merced and to New Employee Orientation!

New Employee Orientation (NEO) is held the first Friday of each month at the UC Merced campus in the Chancellor’s Conference room, KL 232 from 8:30am – 1:00pm with lunch provided*. *Dates are subject to change; Please confirm the date and location on the schedule listed below.

NEO is mandatory for all newly hired non-faculty, non-student staff and registration is required.  Direct supervisors are invited and encouraged to attend, participate and partner with their new employee during the in-person orientation.  New staff members are expected to attend NEO within the first 60 days of starting employment with UC Merced. NEO is mandatory for represented and non-represented career staff and for all contract employees whose contract exceeds 12 months in duration.

To Register, please:

  1. Log in to the UC Learning Center, and 
  2. Search for “NEO” or find it in the catalog under “New Employee Orientation.”

If you are unable to register through the UC Learning System please send an e-mail to hrtraining@ucmerced.edu.

 
New staff members are encouraged to read the new employee eBook before their first day at work, specifically pages 33-45.  Please read, think about and come to orientation prepared to discuss the items listed on page 45.
 
View the orientation schedule to determine the best date for you and your supervisor to attend.
 

View the orientation agenda.

New Employee Orientation (NEO), hosted by Human Resources, is a three-stage on-line and in-person participatory and experiential orientation process. Learn about NEO’s three-stage process and outcomes