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Checklist for New Faculty and Staff

VIU holds an annual New Employee Orientation to allow our new employees to become familiar with VIU processes and the University community. Our aim is to provide an easy transition into your new work environment.

With your offer letter you received forms that you will need to complete and return to the Human Resources B300, R202 and Payroll offices B300, R117 (this will ensure that you get paid on time!).

Your orientation package also included forms and information including:

  • Direct deposit form to be completed and returned to the Payroll Department
  • BC Pension information
  • Details on the Employee Portal so you can access your pay information

Your Area Secretary, Supervisor or Department Chair will be able to assist you with:

  • Arranging an email account
  • Arranging a telephone & voicemail access
  • Arranging for long distance telephone access
  • Review the department organizational chart
  • Ordering supplies
  • Ordering business cards, if necessary (Printing & Duplicating)
  • Getting Building Keys and Card Key access
  • Photocopy code

Please remember to:

  • Obtain your ID card from the Library, Building 305, Commons Area. A photo will be taken on site and this card will be used as a library card, building access card, and gym membership card.
  • Register or waitlist yourself (which will reserve your seat or ensure that you are noticed for the next session created) for ALL required information sessions (e.g., WHMIS, Health and Safety, and Human Rights) through the InVIU ProD Calendar (if logging in from off campus, you will require capitan\ in front of your user ID).
  • Attend the annual employee orientation events that happen every year at the end of August.
  • Get involved, by signing up for other workshops offered on the InVIU ProD Calendar.
  • Familiarize yourself using the Campus Map
  • Attend any Department Orientations that are offered
  • Review your Collective Agreement, if applicable VIUFA, BCGEU, CUPE
  • Become familiar with service departments and campus information (campus store, Technology @ VIU, Library, Print Shop, Purchasing and Employee Directory
  • Familiarize yourself with the Parking information and purchase a pass if necessary
  • Become familiar with the Policies and Procedures including Intellectual Property Policy 31.13, Human Rights Policy 21.0, Procedure 41.12.003, Health and Safety Policy 41.09, Copyright Policy 31.02 and Purchasing Policy 42.31
  • If you are thinking about purchasing a new computer at any point during your employment, checkout our Interest Free Computer Loan program

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your Human Resources Advisor.