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New Employee Orientation

Quick links: NEO Guidebook

Announcement regarding UW Medicine’s New Employee Orientation (NEO)

UW Medicine Organization Development and Training is excited to share that beginning March 11, 2024 UW Medicine New Employee Orientation (NEO) returns to in-person delivery at the UW Tower. The UW Medicine Day One experience will continue kicking off with The Starting Line activities (7:30 – 8:45am) followed by our comprehensive orientation program in the Tower auditorium from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

New employees should be compensated for a full day (8 hours) for their participation in UW Medicine Day One (NEO).

The Starting Line 7:30AM – 8:45AM Meet with HR for I-9 Verification
Have photo taken for badges
Please bring proof of your employment eligibility:
* driver’s license and social security card or
* passport or
* other acceptable documents
New Employee Orientation,

Part One

9:00AM – 12:00PM UW Medicine Essentials Presentations will include:
UW Medicine Health System Overview
Patient Safety/Just Culture
Infection Prevention & Control
Environment of Care
LUNCH 12:00 – 12:55PM Unhosted Lunch
New Employee Orientation,

Part Two

12:55 – 4:00PM New Employee Essentials Presentations will include:
UW Benefits
Employee Perks
Onboarding Expectations
Contract Classified new employees with union representation will have 30-minute union orientation meetings prior to the lunch break.

Contact us at odtreg@uw.edu or call 206-598-6118 with questions or to request support.

New Employee Orientation (NEO)

The New Employee Orientation (NEO) is the means by which new employees are welcomed and introduced to the organization’s mission, vision, and values. This program assists new employees in gaining a sense of who we are and what it means to be a member of the UW Medicine Health System, in addition to fulfilling many of our compliance related training requirements. Individuals will be scheduled to attend NEO, which should coincide with their first day of employment.

New Employee Orientation Dates

Download 2024 New Employee Orientation Schedule [110KB PDF]

Download 2025 New Employee Orientation Schedule – Coming Soon

Who must attend NEO?

All new Medical Centers employees are required to meet Benefits and Medical Centers Orientation requirements within 30 days of their start date.

NEO Checklist

Download New Employee Action List [1,566 KB PDF]

NEO Guidebook

NEO Guidebook [25, 836 KB PDF]

NEO Contacts

Email contacts to address questions regarding Onboarding: