Human Resources Unit

New Employee Orientation Welcome to the CT Department of Labor

We are excited to have you join as a member of our team and hope you will find your employment experience with the State a valuable one. If you are interested in knowing more about what it is like to be a State employee, please check out our YouTube video!

Please read through the policies, complete the attached forms in each packet and sign the acknowledgement forms. You will need to submit the completed orientation forms to Human Resources at least three (3) days before your start date. However, there are certain forms that require an original ink signature therefore, we will have those forms printed for you to sign on your first day. Your original appointment letter was placed in the mail.

You may be eligible to telework in your position. Please speak with your supervisor/manager regarding telework options.

Before you start:

The New Employee Orientation Packet can be filled out via Adobe Reader, please try your best to fill out the fields and submit no later than three (3) days before your start date. We understand you may not have all the information to complete each section of the forms but an HR Representative will be present on your first day to assist you.

  • Please take the time to read the policies below as you will sign off that you have received them as part of orientation.
  • Should you have any questions regarding policies, please make sure to bring them up on your first day.

On your first day:

The New Employee Orientation Packet can be filled out via Adobe Reader.

  1. Please bring your required I-9 documents. A list of acceptable documents can be found on the Employment Eligibility section of your New Employee Orientation Packet.
  2. If you plan on enrolling dependents in health insurance: please bring a copy of your marriage license, social security cards and birth certificates for each dependent.
  3. If you have access to a printer, please print the documents that require an original signature, sign with blue ink and bring with you on your first day.

Note about Benefits

New Hires to the state are generally members of the Tier IV retirement plan: Retiree Resources (

The SERS Tier IV plan is comprised of both a traditional Defined Benefit component and a new Defined Contribution component. Information about this plan can be found on the State of Connecticut Defined Contribution websiteWORK SAVE Play: State of Connecticut DefinedContribution Plans ( and in the Tier IV summary documents for both the Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution portions of the plan.

Medical and Dental Insurance Coverage – Coverage becomes effective on the first of the next month from your start date (ex. If you start September 1st, coverage will begin on October 1st).

The Payroll Department will contact within your first few weeks of work to enroll you in coverage. Please look at the State of Connecticut Employees Health Care Options Planner to review plan options.

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