New Employee Orientation




Please complete the following forms:

Your I-9 will need to be completed on or before your first day of employment. Please note that for the I-9, you will need to provide appropriate documents for proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. (This normally includes two forms of identification such as: Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Passport, etc.) For additional information, please view the Acceptable Document list of I-9 documents. Failure to present required I-9 documents on or before your first day of employment will delay your ability to begin work. Documentation may be sent securely to by typing ENCRYPT in the subject line or by emailing using UT Vault.


2023 New Hire Presentation



Learning Modules:

UTSA Onboarding Benefits Module – The University of Tennessee offers an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive health insurance, retirement, paid time off, tuition waivers, and discounts, in addition to dozens of services to support health and wellness.

Government Relations & Advocacy Module – The Office of Government Relations and Advocacy is the chief liaison between the University and federal, state, and local government offices and legislative bodies. The University also provides service and support to policymakers by engaging its numerous experts, capabilities, and resources.

Performance Management for Staff – The performance management process is a three-step process that actually begins with the setting of goals and expectations for the review period (one year).

UTSA Policies Module – The University of Tennessee’s policies applies to all campuses and institutes. They provide university employees guidance to:

  • Ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations
  • Maintain adequate internal controls to safeguard the university’s assets.
  • Provide consistent management of resources transactions across the system
  • Understand the university’s expectations for conducting university business and communicate these expectations to others as needed.

UT Promise Module – UT Promise mentors play a critical role in the success of students at the University of Tennessee as they build relationships with students, serve as a resource, provide encouragement and offer support and direction. Mentors invest 10-15 hours annually assisting UT students in their postsecondary journey and making a lasting impact on their lives.


Required Training:

Comprehensive Annual Compliance Curricula that will be assigned either late-August or Mid-September to UTK, UTIA, UTSI, UTSA and could include UTS employees. Please visit K@TE to begin your training.


  • Security Awareness Cybersecurity Knowledge Pre-Check
  • Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training
  • Code of Conduct
  • Hazard Awareness and Workplace Safety
  • Title VI
  • Title IX
  • Clery training would need a list of people who are named as Campus Security Advisors  (net id’s provided by Jillian Paciello)
  • UT Tower Tenant Handbook
    • All employees who work in the Tower are required to complete mandatory training on the UT Tower Tenant Handbook. An online learning course is available via K@TE to walk employees through the handbook and record completion of the course. Instructions are available for logging in, and the course must be completed by each employee prior to moving to UT Tower.