To get you started as a new member of the UVM community, we have assembled information and resources that will guide you through the first days, weeks, and months of your employement.  

STEP 1: Before You Start

Before you attend New Employee Orientation, there are a few requirements to take care of including:

  • Set up your new NetID
  • Upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination in PeopleSoft. This is a mandatory requirement for employment at UVM.  Visit the Employee Vaccination Requirement webpage for information about the vaccine, upload instructions, and exemption if appropriate.  
  • Review and consider enrolling in Healthcare and Other Benefits.  A link to an online benefits enrollment form will be emailed to you the morning of your New Employee Orientation.

STEP 2: Your First Day

Please complete the following tasks by the end of your first day at UVM.  Instructions are below, however if you need additional help you can find more information in the Personal Information Instruction Manual.

Sign up for Direct Deposit

Direct deposit of your UVM paycheck is mandatory and can be set up and managed through the Self-Service > Payroll and Compensation > Direct Deposit link in PeopleSoft Human Resources.

Obtain your Parking Permit

Faculty and staff wishing to park on the UVM campus must obtain a parking permit. Individuals who are considered "affiliated employees" by the University are eligible for parking under the same policies as faculty and staff, without the option of payroll deduction. Faculty and staff may be asked to provide a valid UVM I.D. when applying for a permit. HRS provides new employees with a one-time first day parking permit. Download your first day parking permit here.

Pickup your CatCard (Campus ID)

All faculty and staff members at the University are entitled to have an ID card. We are a one-card campus — all campus amenities are serviced via the one UVM CatCard. This card provides you access to your privileges, meal plans, door access and the UVM debit account known as CAT$cratch. All faculty and staff members must be in the PeopleSoft system before being eligible to obtain an ID card. You are required to bring a form of a government issued photo ID with you (Driver's license, Military ID, Passport, etc). CatCard Service Center

Sign up for CatAlert Emergency Notifications

  1. Log in to PeopleSoft through the Human Resources Login.

  2. Navigation: Self Service > Personal Information > Phone Numbers

  3. Click the Add a Phone Number button.

  4. Click the Phone Type list from the drop down box.

  5. Click the Phone of Type column, choose types with the word “emergency.” 

  6. Enter the additional or new telephone number in the Telephone field.

  7. Click the Save button.

  8. Click the OK button.

Update your Emergency Contacts

  1. Login to PeopleSoft through the Human Resources Login.

  2. Navigation: Self Service>Personal Information>Emergency Contacts

  3. The screen will open displaying current information.

  4. Click Add Emergency Contact

  5. The Emergency Contact Detail page will appear. Enter the contact information and click Save.

Beyond Your First Week

Getting to know the campus culture is an important part of being a part of UVM.  New employees should watch the Culture & Community video below during the orientation period.  Other opportunities to grow professionally are available through Professional Development and Training and Continuing and Distance Education. New staff and faculty are required to take the online course entitled “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination,” which is delivered via email after hire.  

New Employee Orientation
Culture & Community Video (35 minutes)

Learn, Grow & Engage with
Professional Development & Training

Continuing & Distance Education

Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training

For other helpful resources, please see the list on the right and visit the Human Resource Services hub for links to employee-specific information, forms, policies and procedures.