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New-Hire Orientation

All foreign nationals, including students and postdocs, must select the foreign nationals employment category to complete the new-hire process.



Do not report to the New-Hire Orientation until you have been scheduled by your Human Resources (HR) Division representative.

Orientation for all new employees begins promptly Monday mornings at 8:00 am at the Otowi Building (667-1555), which is on Casa Grande Drive in Los Alamos. If Monday is a holiday, the new-hire orientation will be held on Tuesday.

Directions to Otowi Building (pdf)

Day 1 schedule

8:00–8:10 am Coffee
8:10–8:25 am Welcome
8:25–9:05 am Complete New Hire Forms
9:05–9:45 am Benefits Review/Wellness Center
9:45–9:50 am Break
9:50–11:20 am Information Security Briefing (Course 9369)
11:20–11:25 am Break
11:25–11:40 am Worker Safety & Security Teams (WSST)
11:40–11:55 am Ethics and Compliance
11:55–12:00 pm Los Alamos Postdoc Association (LAPA)
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00–1:10 pm OMBUDS
1:10–1:20 pm Employee Assistance Program
1:20–1:30 pm Harassment in the Workplace
1:30–1:40 pm Break
1:40–2:30 pm LANL Cultural and Historical Review
2:30–4:00 pm Obtain a badge - US Citizens
2:30–3:15 pm Foreign National Orientation

Day 2 schedule - Obtaining a badge (Foreign Nationals)

Obtain a badge from the Badge Office
2nd floor Otowi Building, E200W

Week 2 schedule

Mandatory - Attend General Employee Training (GET) (if applicable)
White Rock Training Center (GET Training): (505) 667-0059 
35 Rover Blvd., White Rock, TA-00, Bldg. 1308 
White Rock Training Center Location (pdf) (Look for the red star)

Additional information

After you have your badge, report to work. Contact your manager if you have any questions.

Your Initial Computer Security Briefing (course #9369) will be provided as part of your new hire orientation. This course is required to obtain a CRYPTOCard, which enables you to use LANL computing resources.

Your group administrator will request your CRYPTOCard and can check the status of your CRYPTOCard.

When a CRYPTOCard is requested, there is an option to have the CRYPTOCard sent through interoffice mail or to have the CRYPTOCard picked up at the Integrated Computing Network (ICN) Accounts Office by a cleared co-worker.  The ICN Accounts Office contacts the requester once the CRYPTOCard is ready.

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