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New Employee Orientation

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The Division of Human Resources is thrilled to welcome you to Virginia Tech! We conduct New Employee 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 https://zoom.us/download. 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 https://zoom.us/test

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:

We are accepting verifiable digital signatures containing a date and time stamp, which requires password activation, in lieu of a wet signature. Instructions on how to create a digital signature for forms and documents can be found here.

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: hrservicecenter@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-9331
Fax: (540) 231-3830

Leigh Ann Flinchum, Insurance Specialist
Teresa Lyons, Benefits Manager
Email: hrservicecenter@vt.edu

Staff Retirement:
Jesse Kate Lippard, Benefits Specialist
Email: jklippard@vt.edu

Faculty Retirement: 
Ann Cronley, Benefits Manager
Email: abmason@vt.edu
Erin Moleon, Retirement Analyst
Email: emoleon@vt.edu

Rebecca Hubble, Leave Programs Manager
Jackie Reid, Senior Leave Analyst
Amy Linkous, Leave Analyst
Morgan Wall, Leave Analyst
Email: hrleave@vt.edu

Raksha Sharma, Benefits Specialist
Email: raksha7@vt.edu