New Employee Orientation


Welcome to South Puget Sound Community College! We are excited to have you join our college community.

Please follow the directions below to guide yourself through your new employee trainings:

Step 1 - New Hire Checklist

Print out the New Hire Checklist for Supervisors and review this with your supervisor.
The Departmental New Hire Checklist covers: attendance, job expectations, equipment & property use, safety & security, compensation, employee training, department functions, and personal concerns.Send the signed Checklist to Human Resources: building 25, room 220.  

Step 2 - Required Trainings

All new and current employees of the college are required to complete the following trainings within the first month of employment and annually thereafter. Please check with your supervisor for any additional trainings that are required by your specific department. SPSCC is committed to providing an inclusive, healthy and productive environment for students to learn and our employees to work. These trainings help to ensure that all employees and volunteers are aware of and understand their responsibilites as an employee.

1. Ethics in Washington State

South Puget Sound Community College expects all employees to observe the highest standards of ethical conduct. Each employee is expected to place the college’s interest above his or her own self-interest in all education, business, and other work-related matters where there is any actual or potential conflict or the appearance of a conflict.

The Washington State Executive Ethics Board Training enhances the ability of SPSCC employees to make ethical decisions and maintain the high standards of conduct required of all State of Washington employees.  This training introduces employees to ethics in the workplace so they are able to apply ethical concepts and principals to their SPSCC responsibilities. New State Employee Guide

To successfully complete the Washington State Executive Ethics Board Training:

  1. Go to the Washington State Executive Ethics Board Training page. Washington state Ethics training pertains to all College employees and volunteers. Read all topics, and then take the Online Ethics Quiz and print your Grade page.  This training takes approximately one hour.
  2. Once the online training is complete, fill out the Certification of Completion form.  
  3. Send the signed Certificate to Human Resources: building 25, room 220.    

2.  Coming Soon!  Watch for the roll out of our new training platform - Get Inclusive! 

Beginning in November 2022 all employees and volunteers are required to take the trainings listed below and every year thereafter.

  • Groundswell: Sexual Harassment, Retaliation, Title IX and Nondiscrimination (60 minutes)

  • Tapestry: Inclusion, Discrimination and Harassment and Best Practices for Accomodations (30 minutes)
  • Information Technology Data Security (20 minutes) Also review the College's Acceptable Use Policy and Data Security Policy and Procedures.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace (30 minutes)
    The A. Barbara Clarkson Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Center in Building 22 sponsors professional development opportunities throughout the year with a focus on student success. We highly encourage all employees attend at least one DEI related professional development opportunity every year related to their continued growth as culturally competent professionals. Check out the DEIC Calendar of Events  or contact the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center for more information.
  • Hazing and Bullying Prevention
  • College Records and Your Responsibility as Employees and Volunteers
  • FERPA- Student Rights and Confidentiality (20 minutes)
  • HIPAA- Health Information Portability and Accountability Act  (45 Minutes) Dependent upon your department

3. Access Services Orientation

All faculty members are encouraged to make an orientation appointment with the Director of Access Services within 6 months of employment. The purpose of this appointment is to familiarize yourself with your responsibility as an instructor regarding students requiring Access Services. Access Services is located in The Center for Student Success, Building 22, room 22-256. Please contact the Director of Access Services if you have questions or need assistance with Access Services  please call 360-596-5306.