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Resources to Support Employee Transitions

To maximize your chances of success, take advantage of the resources available through Human Resources. These resources can help you in various stages of your career, whether you’re a new employee, transitioning to a new role, or preparing for retirement.

As the new fiscal year begins, we recognize the influx of new hires and the increase in employees transitioning into new roles or retiring. Managers: To assist your team through these transitions, we recommend you share these useful resources with your employees.

Onboarding resources for new employees

Welcome to WashU! As a new employee or a hiring manager, congratulations! Please find helpful onboarding resources to get started in your new role and acclimate to WashU, or to support your new employee in their onboarding process.

  • Welcome to WashU webpage | Pick your role to find specific steps to take to get started and helpful campus resources.
  • Staff new employee orientation information | New staff should enroll in new employee orientation within 30 days of the start date.
  • New hire flyer (PDF) | Find step-by-step instructions to complete onboarding steps, enroll and complete mandatory new hire curricula and trainings, and guides for when and how to contact Human Resources for support.
  • Employee Benefits | WashU is committed to providing you with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. You and your family have access to benefits and resources, such as health care coverage, employee wellness program, tuition assistance and help in establishing your financial future.
  • Manager support for onboarding a new employee | Find helpful resources, including checklists, tools and templates to welcome new employees.

If you or an employee are considering retirement, start by reading the Planning for Retirement Guide (PDF). This guide provides pre-retirement information for how to prepare six months before an anticipated retirement date. It will also walk you or an employee through important milestones and steps to take as the retirement date approaches. HR has also outlined how to prepare for leaving the university before retirement.

TIAA, WashU’s retirement plan provider, also has helpful resources available as you or a colleague consider retirement:

Reminder of 31 Days for Benefits & Life Events

Please remember, you have 31 days (62 days for birth, adoption and Medicaid coverage change) from the life event date to make changes to your health benefits. If you do not make changes within the 31-day deadline, you must wait until the annual open enrollment (in November) to make any changes and the effective date will be January 1. Find more information on the Life/Employment Status webpage.

For specific questions, please contact the Benefits Service Center.