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 - 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: email@example.com 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. Please 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 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:
- 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.
- Once the online training is complete, fill out the Certification of Completion form.
- Send the signed Certificate to Human Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org building 25, room 220.
2. FERPA - Student Rights and Confidentiality
All Employees and Volunteers 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:
- Read the college's Student Rights under FERPA and the FERPA Guidelines.
- Sign the FERPA policy.
- Send the signed policy to Human Resources: email@example.com building 25, room 220.
3. New Trainings Coming Soon! Sexual Harassment/Misconduct, Title IX 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. This training covers sexual and interpersonal violence awareness and prevention subjects required under Title IX guidance, the Campus SaVE Act, and the final VAWA regulations. Any individual in violation of this policy will be subject to informal or formal disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from employment.
All Employees and Volunteers are required to complete this training within the first month of their employment.
4.New Trainings Coming Soon! Information Technology Data Security
All Employees and Volunteers are required to complete the IT Services Data Security EDU Training within the first month of their employment. Please review the College's Acceptable Use Policy and Data Security Policy and Procedures.
5. New Trainings Coming Soon! Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Orientation
All new staff and faculty are required to take the Diversity and Inclusion course below as well as attend at least one cultural competency workshop on campus within one year of employment. 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.
6. 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.