Welcome to South Puget Sound Community College. Please follow the directions below to guide yourself through your new employee orientation.

Step 1

Read and review the New Employee Orientation Booklet. Within this booklet you will find a wealth of resources for new employees such as pay days, campus resources, and staff development information. Print or save this booklet to refer to for future reference.

Step 2

Print out the Departmental New Hire Checklist and review this with your supervisor. Once you have completed all the steps, you and your supervisor will sign and then route the form to Human Resources.  The Departmental New Hire Checklist covers: attendance, job expectations, equipment & property use, safety & security, compensation, employee training, department functions, and personal concerns.

Step 3

All new and current employees of the college are required to complete the following trainings within the first month of employment. Check with your supervisor for any additional trainings that are required by your specific department.

Required Trainings

Ethics

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 South Puget Sound Community College employees to make ethical decisions and maintain the high standards of conduct required of all State of Washington employees.  This training introduces College employees to ethics in the workplace so they are able to apply ethical concepts and principals to their SPSCC responsibilities.

All full and part time 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:

  1. Go to the following Washington State Executive Ethics Board Training link. The information on this site is for all South Puget Sound Community College employees. Read all 12 session handouts and scenario answers, and then take the Online Ethics Quiz.  The training takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. http://www.ethics.wa.gov/TRAINING/Ethics_Manual.htm
  2. Once the online training is complete, fill out the Certification of Completion form.       
  3. Make a copy for yourself and send the original to Human Resources in building 28.
  4. The original copy will be placed in your personnel file.

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Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of South Puget Sound Community College to maintain a work and academic community that is free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment violates state and federal law and will not be tolerated by this institution. An individual in violation of this policy will be subject to informal or formal disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from employment.

All full and part time 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 Sexual Harassment Training:

  1. Read the Sexual Harassment PowerPoint on Sexual Harassment. 
  2. Complete the Sexual Harassment Mastery Test.
  3. Submit the signed completed form to Human Resources, building 28.
  4. The original copy of your mastery test will be placed in your personnel file.

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FERPA

All full and part time employees of the college 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:

  1. Read the college's FERPA policy
  2. Sign the FERPA policy.
  3. Submit the signed policy to Human Resources, building 28.

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Diversity & Equity Orientation

All new staff and faculty must attend at least one cultural competency workshop on campus relating to their ability to work successfully with students from many different cultures, identities, and backgrounds within one year of employment. The Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee sponsors several professional development opportunities each year relating to different groups of students, and with a focus on student success. It is recommended that employees attend at least one professional development opportunity every year related to their continued growth as culturally competent professionals.

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Disability Support Services Orientation

All new faculty must make an orientation appointment with the Assistant Director of Diversity and Equity within 6 months of employment. The purpose of this appointment will be to familiarize yourself with your responsibility as an instructor regarding students accessing Disability Support Services. Disability Support Services is located in The Center for Student Success, Building 22, room 22-273. The Assistant Director of Diversity and Equity is 360-596-5468.

Contact

Human Resources
Bldg. 28
(360) 596-5500
FAX (360) 596-5706
TTY: (360) 596-5439