Department of Human Resources

New Employee Orientation

We are pleased you have decided to join our team. At the State of Delaware we invest in our people and support them in and outside of the office. We offer comprehensive benefit plans that will give you peace of mind and security. As you start your career with the state we know you will be curious about your benefits, policies, state services and more. This page is designed to be your resource for valuable information as you start your career. We think the best way to do that is to provide you with resources that you can access whenever you need support or information. To simplify the process, here are three quick things to remember at different stages of your orientation.

You've come to the right place in the First State

Below you will find quick links to resources that we hope you will find helpful now, and throughout your career with the State of Delaware.

Congratulations, and Welcome to the State of Delaware Workforce

The State of Delaware on-line New Employee Orientation was designed to provide you with a smooth transition in your new hire experience, help you complete your new hire documents, understand your benefits, know your responsibilities as a new state employee, and familiarize yourself with state government.

To Get Started...

  • Complete the New Employee Orientation Modules
    To begin your new hire orientation please select the “Benefit-Eligible Orientation” Icon above (for Full, or Part-time, Permanent employees), or select the “Casual/ Seasonal Orientation” (as applicable) to start your New Employee Orientation (NEO).

    Please make sure to review the “Tips Before you Get Started” below to ensure the best viewing experience. The orientation is divided into separate modules so you can complete them at your own pace. After completing the orientation, make sure you submit all required paperwork to your agency's Human Resource Benefits Representative (HR/Ben Rep) by the required deadlines. We have also provided you with helpful checklists  to help you stay on track and organize your new hire package to be submitted to your agency HR/Ben Rep.

  • Need to Review Your Benefit Options?
    Select the “Benefits” tab to view links to the Statewide Benefits Office (SBO) website. Your benefits are a significant part of your employment package with the State. The SBO website provides a wealth of information about your benefits. Feel free to contact the Statewide Benefits Office or contact the vendors directly for more detailed information.

  • Forgot to Print the Forms While Viewing the Orientation?
    Select the “Forms” tab to find all of the forms you will be required to submit to your agency's HR/Ben Rep in completing your new hire process.

  • Need to Know Your Responsibilities as Outlined in the Policies and Procedures?
    Select the “Policies and Procedures” tab to access links to our Human Resource Management website where you will find helpful resources such as: statewide policies and procedures, Merit Rules, Delaware Code and the Human Resources Procedures Manual, to name a few. Remember, your agency may also have internal policies and procedures, so go to your agency's intranet page to find that information (Your manager can help you find this page if you need assistance).

  • Need to Find the Link to Mandatory Training?
    Select “Training” to view the mandatory training and the link to the Delaware Learning Center (DLC).

  • Need more information?
    Select the “Other Resources” tab where you will be provided with information that you may find especially useful as you start employment with the State. Remember, you can always contact you agency's HR/Ben Rep if you need additional help.

As a new employee, you have several benefit options. Visit the Statewide Benefits Office website to learn about your options and make the best selection for you. If you have questions about your benefit options or the enrollment process, contact your organization’s HR/Benefits Office.

Once you have made your decision, complete the Health, Dental, and Vision Enrollment/Change Form  to select your desired health, dental, and vision plans. You can also add a spouse or dependents on this form. The form is fillable. Make your selections on the form, then save/print it, sign it, and submit it to your agency HR/Benefit Representative within 30 days of the first of the month that benefits coverage becomes effective. If the form is not submitted to your agency HR/Benefit Representative by the deadline, it could delay your ability to enroll in certain benefit programs.

For your convenience, other benefit information and enrollment procedures are also included on the New Hire Checklist . You do not need to submit this document. It is for your personal use to help you with your new employee orientation.

Required Benefit Eligible NEO Forms
(Confirm your required deadlines with your agency HR/Ben Rep)

Important Notice: Agencies may require additional forms to be completed. See your agency link under the Agency Info tab to find these forms.

Other Forms

Required Training for New Employees:

  • Security Awareness Training – This course is mandatory for all employees and must be completed within the first 30days of employment. For questions about this training contact or your agency IT support.

  • Respectful Workplace and Anti-discrimination – This course is mandatory for all Executive Branch employees and must be completed within the first 60 days of employment. This course is automatically assigned to new employees in the Delaware Learning Center. Once a new employee receives their employee ID number, access is granted to login to the DLC.

As a State employee, you have access to a wealth of learning and development opportunities though the Delaware Learning Center (DLC). The DLC is your one-stop portal for required and continuing education with the State. For more information about training and to access the State Sign-on for the DLC, visit Statewide Training's web page.

This website is not intended to provide any rights to State of Delaware employees. If you are an employee covered by a collective bargaining agreement, that agreement may supersede some of the information contained on this site.