UWM Employees are our most critical investment in achieving our vision, mission and goals. Successfully onboarding a new employee can have a dramatic effect on retention and engagement with the campus community. This checklist is intended to help supervisors get new employees off to the best start possible by giving them the information, tools and resources they need.

Supervisors, please review this checklist in advance of your new employee’s start date, ideally at least a couple weeks ahead of it in order to incorporate the time necessary to complete checklist items into your schedule and relevant other staff members’ schedules. While all these items are important, perhaps the most important one connecting with your new hire to let them know about what to expect on their first day of work (where to report, what to wear, what they’ll be doing, etc.).

There are two versions available for use: