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University of Washington New Employee Orientation (NEO)

Are you are required to attend an in-person orientation? That depends on where you work at the University of Washington. While all UW employees with a UWNetID are welcome to review their benefits choices via our Online Benefits Orientation, some employees will be required to attend an orientation specific to their work location. Orientations include review of your Benefits package.

University of Washington Medical Center & Harborview Medical Center NEO (required)

This one-day, in-person orientation is required of all new University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and Harborview Medical Center employees. It includes policies and procedures specific to UWMC and Harborview, as well as important regulations and standards specific to UWMC and Harborview. In addition to a brief overview of your Benefits package,* you will be introduced to general employment information, the UW Medicine culture, professional development opportunities, and other amenities.

Your Human Resources representative or your unit manager should automatically enroll you in this NEO. If you have general NEO or registration questions, contact:

For NEO dates and agendas, see the OD&T website:

* You are also encouraged to attend a Benefits NEO during your first weeks of employment.

Benefits NEO (In-Person or Online)

As a new UW employee or newly-eligible employee, you are encouraged to attend an Employee Benefits Orientation to get in-depth information prior to completing your Benefits enrollment forms—and these are due within 31 days from your eligibility date. In Part 1 of the Benefits NEO, you will learn about medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurances, flexible spending accounts, dependent care assistance, Hometown Home Loan program, and other benefits. Part 2 includes employee retirement and savings plans.




View all upcoming events on the Benefits calendar.