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 orientation.

Step 1 - Orientation Booklet

Read and review the New Employee Orientation and Resource Guide. Within this booklet you will find a wealth of resources for new employees such as pay days, campus resources, and staff development information. Print or save this booklet to refer to for future reference.

Step 2 - New Hire Checklist

Print out the New Hire Checklist for Supervisors and review this with your supervisor. Once you have completed all the steps, you and your supervisor will sign and then route the form to Human Resources.  The Departmental New Hire Checklist covers: attendance, job expectations, equipment & property use, safety & security, compensation, employee training, department functions, and personal concerns.

Step 3 - Required Trainings

All new and current employees of the college are required to complete the following trainings within the first month of employment. Check with your supervisor for any additional trainings that are required by your specific department.

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.

All full and part time employees are required to complete this training. All new employees are required to complete this training within the first month of their employment.

To successfully complete the Washington State Executive Ethics Board Training:

  1. Go to the Washington State Executive Ethics Board Training page. The information on this site is for all South Puget Sound Community College employees. 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. Make a copy for yourself and send the original Grade & Form to Human Resources in building 25, room 220.
  4. The original will be placed in your personnel file.

2. Title IX, Sexual Harassment/Misconduct, and Nondiscrimination

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to providing an inclusive, healthy and productive environment for our students to learn and our employees to work. The college does not tolerate violent, harassing, threatening, or intimidating behavior toward our students, staff, faculty, or visitors. Students learn and employees work best when they know they have a supportive environment in which to do so.

This course is designed to help faculty and staff learn how to recognize, report, and prevent sexual misconduct against students and staff, covering sexual and interpersonal violence awareness and prevention subjects required under Title IX guidance, the Campus SaVE Act, and the final VAWA regulations. An individual in violation of this policy will be subject to informal or formal disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from employment.

All employees are required to complete this training within the first month of their employment.

  1. Coming soon: New Everfi Sexual Harassment/Title IX, Diversity,  & Bias Training coming this September!
  2. You will receive a training email from Everfi and directions for the training.
  3. Complete the online training: Bridges: Building a Supportive Community.(approximately 1 hour)
  4. Complete your online training and print your Certificate of Completion.
  5. Submit the Certificate of Completion to Human Resources, Building 25, room 220, and it will be recorded and placed in your personnel file.


All full and part time employees of the college are required to read and agree to follow the college's FERPA policy. The policy should be read, signed and returned to the Human Resources office within the first month of their employment.

To successfully complete the FERPA Training:

  1. Read the college's Student Rights under FERPA  and the FERPA Guidelines
  2. Sign the FERPA policy.
  3. Send the signed policy to Human Resources, building 25, room 220.

4. IT Security Awareness Training- Securing the Human

All staff and faculty are required to complete the IT Services Security Awareness Training within the first month of their employment. The training is online and includes multiple training modules that you can complete at your own pace. There is a small quiz at the end of each module. In addition, all employees should acquaint themselves with the College's Acceptable Use Policy and Data Security Policy and Procedures.

To access your training:

  1. Access the IT Security Awareness Training
  2. Login using your email ( and your network password.
  3. If you are unable to access the training, send an email to the to request access.
  4. Print your certificate of completion and forward to the  HR office, Bldg. 25-220.

5. Diversity & Equity Orientation

All new staff and faculty should attend at least one cultural competency workshop on campus within one year of employment. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Center sponsors several professional development opportunities throughout the year relating to different groups of students, and with a focus on student success. It is recommended that all employees attend at least one diversity related professional development opportunity every year related to their continued growth as culturally competent professionals. Check out their calendar of events  or contact the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center for more information.

6. Access Services Orientation

All new faculty 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.