Getting Started

As a new employee at S&T

Welcome! Review our Checklist for Success. It is a two part checklist; items that should be completed prior to your first day and items that should be completed during your first week. 

To download a PDF copy, please click here: Checklist for Success

Prior To Your First Day

You will receive an automated email outlining this process once your information is entered into the system.

We ask that you schedule a time to meet with an HR representative prior to your first day to present your I-9 documents. For staff, your HR representative will normally be the person who sent your offer letter. For faculty, it will be Martha Grisham. This will allow us to finalize your hire in the system and get more of your equipment set up prior to your first day.

You’ll need to log into myHR for many reasons throughout your employment, including reporting absences, enrolling for benefits, and updating your personal information. For assistance, visit the myHR training website.

To view the detailed benefits information, check out the enrolling in benefits for the first time webpage.

Note that you will need to take action in the first few weeks of your employment to enroll in university-sponsored insurance plans.

If you fail to elect or waive medical insurance coverage, you will default to the lowest-cost medical plan available, meaning you will default to the Healthy Savings Plan and pay taxes on your premiums.

If you don’t enroll in dental, vision, or accidental death and dismemberment insurance, nothing will happen, meaning you simply won’t be enrolled in the plan.

Finally, if you don't enroll in the Basic Life Option A insurance plan or the Long Term Disability (LTD) Core Plan, you will be automatically enrolled since these are 100% employer paid plans that cost you $0. Other life and LTD options require your action if you wish to enroll in them.

The enrolling in benefits for the first time webpage can help you choose insurance that’s right for you; you will also receive an automated email with more instructions.

  • Note that if you are adding any dependents to your coverage, you will need to provide documentation to show dependent eligibility. See the Proof of Relationship PDF for more information.
  • You will be automatically enrolled in the Defined Contriution plan (DC plan), but additional retirement options are available. You should receive information in the mail from the university as well as Fidelity Investments soon, but information is also available from the retirement homepage.
  • If you have any questions when reviewing this information, the HR Service Center will be able to assist you. For more information, visit the HR Service Center website.

Start a list of questions that you have for your manager, coworkers, and direct reports about your new job.

During Your First Week

NEO occurs every Monday from 8:30am to 10:30am via Zoom.  You will learn about the history of the university, campus resources, and important policies and procedures from a member of the HR team. You will also receive an overview of the university’s health benefits from the Total Rewards Generalist.

You have a five (5) day grace period to obtain your parking permit. It is important to call the Parking Office on your first day to provide the necessary details to avoid getting a ticket. In lieu of a parking pass, employees may utilize street parking or metered stalls. To determine what works best for you, visit the Missouri S&T Parking Lot Operations website. 

Visit the New Student Programs office in 106 Centennial Hall to get your ID card. Your picture will be taken and the card will be printed there for you. Please note that some departments may request you get your ID card prior to your first day. You will be notified by the hiring department and/or HR if that is the case. 

Remember, if you don’t enroll within 31 days of your hire date, you will be defaulted to employee only medical coverage in the Healthy Savings Plan.

Note that unless you experience a Qualified Family Status event, your next opportunity to make changes to your benefits will be during the next annual enrollment, which is held in the fall. 

Whether you’re an hourly or salaried employee, learn how to fill out your timesheet by visiting the PeopleSoft HR Support website

Part of your duty as a good university citizen is completing required training, which includes Building a Foundation: Discrimination, Prevention and Title IX, Global Cybersecurity Basics, and University of Missouri System Campus Emergency Alert Training