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New-Hire Orientation

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



Every Tuesday, Otowi Building, 3rd floor, side rooms

Day 1 schedule

7:45-8:15 am US Citizenship Verification
Welcome and Overview
Human Resources and Education and Postdoc Office Staff
8:15 am New-Hire Process Human Resources Staff
9:00 am What is the Los Alamos National Laboratory? Bradbury Science Museum Staff
9:45 am Welcome from Students’ Association & Student's Worker Safety & Security Team Students’ Association/SWSST members
9:55 am Guidelines for Success HR-Employee Relations Staff
10:15 am What is the Research Library? Research Library Staff
10:25 am Welcome from Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Chamber Staff
10:35 am Break  
10:45 am Initial Cyber Security Briefing Cyber Security Training Staff
12 pm Student Program Announcements/HR Returns Docs Student Program Staff/HR Staff
12:30 pm Lunch is on your own. Contact Mentor for further instructions for the afternoon.

Day 2 schedule

7:30–8:30 am Obtain Badge at Badge Office (Picture ID and Proof of Citizenship Required)
Report to Work Site
Otowi Building, 2nd floor (North Wing)
General Employee Training (GET)
8 am–4 pm (Date announced at orientation) Mandatory: General Employee Training (GET) White Rock Training Center
35 Rover Boulevard
White Rock, NM
  • Obtain a badge from the Badge Office located on the second floor of the Otowi Building (Photo ID and proof of U.S .citizenship is required.)
  • After you have your badge, report to work. Contact your mentor if you have any questions.
  • Attend required General Employee Training (GET), if not previously taken. Refer to the insert in your new-hire folder.
  • Discuss Alternate Work Schedules with manager Policy P761 for approval.
  • Complete Ethics and Compliance training (44486) within 30 days of hire.
  • Update address (if applicable) by sending email to

Innovations for a secure nation

Novel rocket design flight tested

Novel rocket design flight tested

The new rocket fuel and motor design adds a higher degree of safety by separating the fuel from the oxidizer, both novel formulations that are, by themselves, not able to detonate.

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Los Alamos, NM 87545

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