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Welcome to the University of Colorado! We are glad you have chosen to work with us in supporting the university’s educational and research missions.

CU is evolved into a dynamic network of four campuses, including one of the newest biomedical and health care centers in the world. Today, the CU legacy for academic excellence, innovation and discovery continues at the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Getting Started

The information on this site was designed to assist you with the necessary resources and tools to get you started. As a new employee, you'll need to complete several forms when you arrive. In order to complete all the forms in a timely manner, we encourage you to bring the following information with you on your first day:

  • original Social Security card
  • acceptable documents to complete your I-9 Form. Download the ​I-9 Form for a current list of acceptable documentation.
  • beneficiary names and Social Security numbers for retirement accounts
  • emergency contact information, including name, address and phone number
  • voided check or documentation from a financial institution for a savings account or money market account (See CU policies for more information.)

New Employee Forms

New Hire Orientation

New Hire Training

New Hire Training

Click on your campus for the appropriate new hire training:

Benefits Enrollment & Benefit Orientation

Benefits Enrollment
As a new employee or a newly benefits-eligible employee, you must enroll within 31 days of your date of eligibility.

Each CU benefits plan year runs from July 1 - June 30. CU holds its benefits Open Enrollment period in spring so you can learn about new benefits options and select the plans you need.

VIEW YOUR BENEFITS OPTIONS

For a detailed list of benefits for which you are eligible, review the 2013-14 benefits eligibility matrix. If you do not know your job code, contact your department for assistance.

For step-by-step instructions on completing new employee benefits enrollment online through your Campus Portal, click here.

Need your username and password? Find out how to request them.

2014-15 Benefit Orientation

Policies

Additional Resources

Visit the University of Colorado Boulder campus to get your Buff One Card. Aside from providing you with photo identification as an University of Colorado employee, your Buff One Card also serves as an RTD bus pass. Learn more about the Buff OneCard

Things to do nearby

If you are a new employee to the 1800 Grant St. location in downtown Denver, we have provided you with a guide to some fun places to visit during your lunch hour or if your are looking for a new walking destination.

Getting to know the neighborhood -  Information for 1800 Grant Street

Employee Quick Links

System Administration Holiday Calendar

2013
Jan. 1 Tuesday New Year's Day
Jan. 21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
May 27 Monday Memorial Day
July 4 Thursday Independence Day
Sept. 2 Monday Labor Day
Nov. 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 29 Friday Day after Thanksgiving
Dec. 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve
Dec. 25 Wednesday Christmas Day
Dec. 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve
2014
Jan. 1 Wednesday New Year's Day
Jan. 20 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
May 26 Monday Memorial Day
July 4 Friday Independence Day
Sept. 1 Monday Labor Day
Nov. 27 Thursday Thanksgiving
Nov. 28 Friday Day after Thanksgiving
Dec. 25 Thursday Christmas Day
Dec. 26 Friday In Lieu of Christmas Eve
Dec. 31 Wednesday New Year's Eve

Campus Holiday Schedules. If an employee is required to work on a designated holiday or during administrative leave given by the governor, the employee may take an alternate day off that is mutually satisfactory to the employee and the supervisor.