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New Employee Information


New Employee Information

The Office of Human Resources welcomes you to the University of Central Florida!

We are delighted that you have chosen to become a part of a dynamic team of individuals who are committed to excellence. We sincerely hope that your employment experiences with the University will be pleasant and rewarding. To ensure a smooth process for new employee sign-in and enrollment in benefits, please carefully read the following information from our HR Payroll and HR Benefits Sections regarding the completion of payroll documents and the New Employee Orientation schedule.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact HR at (407) 823-2771.

Relocation Resources

Orlando Economic Partnership publishes a helpful website for people relocating to the area which includes neighborhood and school information and a cost-of-living comparison tool. Orlando Relocation Magazine’s ebook has valuable information on communities, house-hunting, reference guides and more.

New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation provides an overview of UCF’s culture and mission, as well as information on payroll and benefits. Important policies and procedures are discussed, and various support resources available to UCF employees are presented.

OPS Employees: You are not required to attend an in-person orientation. Information regarding the OPS Benefits Orientation Webcourse will be emailed to you from [email protected] Please click here for instructions on how to access the OPS Benefits Orientation Webcourse OPS02.

New Hire Paperwork and Payroll Information

Prior to New Employee Orientation, employees must complete several forms and tasks before an employee can be added to payroll. Employees are strongly encouraged to complete the forms and tasks prior to their New Employee Orientation session.

For questions, please contact the Employment Services & Records at 407-823-2771 or by email at [email protected]

Direct Deposit

Participation in the direct deposit program is a mandatory condition of employment. If an employee fails to participate, or fails to obtain an approved exemption from participation, then employee has not met a condition of his/her employment, and may be subject to progressive action up to, and including, termination. If you do not have a bank account established and are interested in information regarding accounts through Bank of America, SunTrust Bank, Fairwinds Federal Credit Union and/or Addition Financial, their contact information is as follows:

Bank of America

11800 Research Parkway Orlando, FL 32826 (407) 208-0380

SunTrust Bank

1751 N. Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL 32826 (407) 867-6599

Fairwinds FCU (campus)

Across From UCF Bookstore, John T. Washington Center Orlando, FL 32816 (407) 823-1020

Addition Financial (campus)

Across From UCF Bookstore, John T. Washington Center Orlando, FL 32816 (407) 896-9411

Paycheck Information

Assuming that all required new hire paperwork is submitted by the established deadlines, employees will be paid in accordance with the biweekly payroll check dates.

Social Security Number

Please review the following document for a listing of the types of scenarios under which UCF will collect and use Social Security Numbers: Notice of SSN Usage.

New Faculty Academic Orientation Information

New Faculty Academic Orientation – In addition to the New Employee Orientation provided by HR, new faculty are required to attend a New Faculty Academic Orientation. The Academic Orientation will be held on the Orlando campus in the Student Union. Please visit The Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning’s website.

Benefits Information

Employee Benefits Guide – The Employee Benefits Guide should be used in conjunction with New Employee Orientation, where you will learn about the available plans, how to enroll and other important information. As a new employee, it is extremely important to attend New Employee Orientation to gain a full understanding of all insurance/retirement plans and the pertinent information, as this guide is only a condensed overview.

Insurance Coverage – Review the available Insurance to see what plan works best for you. New Employees must enroll through the insurance administrator, People First (link to PF website or contact via phone 1-866-663-4735), within 60 days from their date of hire. If you do not enroll within your new employee election period, you may do so during Open Enrollment, which takes place each fall from September to October. All Open Enrollment elections are effective January of the following calendar year.

Retirement Plans – Review the available Retirement plans to see what plan works best for you. New employees must submit enrollment forms to Human Resources by the deadlines listed in the New Employee Benefit Guide. Your position also determines what plans you are eligible for.

For further information regarding Benefits, please contact the Benefits Section at (407) 823-2771 or by email at [email protected].