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New Employee Benefits Orientation

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The Division of Human Resources is thrilled to welcome you to Virginia Tech! We conduct New Employee Benefits Orientation for all new employees. New hires are scheduled to attend an orientation meeting within the first month of employment due to the benefits enrollment deadline.

The following are some of the important New Hire benefits discussed during our half-day orientation meeting:

1.       Welcome and Introduction
2.       Optional Benefits
3.       Health Insurance
4.       Retirement
5.       Leave

Pre-Orientation: Review Joining Virginia Tech: Your First Days, Weeks, and Months

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link sent by HR.

Join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom at

Each meeting has a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number called a meeting ID that will be required to join a Zoom meeting sent typically a couple of days before your New Employee Orientation date.

If you are joining via telephone, you will need the teleconferencing number provided in the invite.

Post Orientation: Submit forms to us through the following:

Please use the HR Secure E-Drop Box option to send files securely. This safely allows submission of all your forms directly to HR Staff. If sending forms via email please make sure to encrypt your file or send it to us securely if the forms have personal information, such as a social security number. We’ll reach out to you should we need additional information.

We are here for you!

Our staff and faculty work tirelessly to make your onboarding experience the best! Please send questions and documents to HR Service Center; our primary source of contact. With more specific questions please contact the following:

HR Service Center
Submit to HR Secure E-Dropbox
Email: (submit paperwork to the HR Secure E-Dropbox, not email)
Phone: (540) 231-9331
Fax: (540) 231-3830

Amy Haislip, Benefits Specialist
Leah Atkins, Insurance Specialist
Lizzie Ogle, Insurance Specialist
Teresa Lyons, Benefits Manager

Staff Retirement:
Kayla Angle, Benefits Specialist

Faculty Retirement: 
Ann Cronley, Benefits Manager
Erin Moleon, Retirement Analyst

Rebecca Hubble, Leave Programs Manager

Jessica Thomes, Leave Analyst
Amy Linkous, Leave Analyst
Jennifer Howery, Leave Analyst