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 “New Employee 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 broken into five 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 our Statewide Benefits webpage. Your benefits are a significant part of your employment package with the State. And, this website provides a wealth of information about each of these programs. Feel free to contact the Statewide Benefits Office or contact the vendors directly for more detailed information. Remember, you can also go back into the modules at any time to help answer your questions.
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.
Required NEO Forms
(Confirm your required deadlines with your agency HR/Ben Rep)
- Agreement to Comply Form
- Direct Deposit Authorization
- Employee Personal Data Emergency Contact Form
- Federal Tax Withholding Form (W-4)
- State of Delaware Tax Withholding Form (W-4)
- Health Benefits Enrollment Form
- I-9 Employment Eligibility Form - submit with required supporting documentation
- Pension Actuarial Form (P-1)
Important Notice: Agencies may require additional forms to be completed. See your agency link under the Agency Info tab to find these forms.
Statewide Benefits Office (SBO) Policies & Procedures
- Affordable Care Act (ACA) & Marketplace Notices
- Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA)
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
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 eSecurity@delaware.gov or your agency IT support.
Sexual Harassment Prevention – This course is mandatory for all employees and must be completed within the first 90 days of employment. This is a webinar training course. Employees must log into the video portion of the training to receive credit for completion. Listening to the audio portion of the training only will result in an incomplete status. For questions about this training, contact your agency HR representative.
As a State employee, you have access to a wealth of learning and development opportunities through the Delaware Learning Center (DLC). The DLC is your one-stop portal for continuing education with the State. Information on how to access the DLC is found on the NEO/Training Reminders web page. For more information about training visit Statewide Training's web page.
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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.