Orientation Policy

During your first few days of employment, non-teaching staff members will participate in an initial orientation program conducted by Office of Human Resources and various members of their department, including their supervisor. During this program, newly hired staff members will receive important information regarding the following: performance requirements of the position, basic College policies, compensation and benefit programs, plus other information necessary to acquaint oneself with a new job and with Berea College. At this time, all necessary paperwork such as medical benefit plan enrollment forms, beneficiary designation forms, and appropriate federal, state, and local tax forms will be completed. All newly hired Berea College employees are required to present the Office of Human Resources with information establishing both identity and eligibility to work in the United States in accordance with applicable federal law.

Following this initial pay and benefits enrollment process, most new staff members will be assigned to attend an additional orientation program to learn more about the history, mission, and expectations of this unique workplace. Topics will include learning about the College’s Christian Identity, its Great Commitments, the Workplace Expectations, the institutional commitment to Sustainability, the policy regarding sexual harassment, and the Annual Performance Evaluation process for staff.

The orientation program is the time to familiarize oneself with the College and the College’s policies and benefits. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have during this program so that you will understand all the guidelines that affect and govern your employment relationship with us.