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New Hire Orientation

Orientation is the first step in your Lab career and gives you important information about your new workplace
April 12, 2012
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Welcome to Los Alamos National Laboratory!

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, New Hire Orientation is being held remotely.

COVID Vaccine Mandate for Los Alamos National Laboratory

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory teleworking and on-site employees, students and, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. New Hires are required to submit an official copy of their COVID vaccination record prior to orientation. Guidance on this will be provided. 

What You Should Know About Orientation:

  1. The week before New Hire Orientation (Wednesday afternoon or Thursday), the new employee, manager, and COS will receive an email with new hire paperwork and instructions. Please take time to read these instructions carefully! The instructions will include current guidance for badging, CRYPTOcards, Z tokens and UPIV/PIV cards.
    • *Student Casual Hires scheduled between April 26th and June 21st 2022 with a Tuesday Hire Date will receive an email with virtual new hire orientation details from the Student Pipeline Programs Office the Thursday PRIOR to their hire date. A reminder email will be also sent from the New Hires Team on Thursdays for the Tuesday paperwork forms session.*
  2. Guidance will also be provided on various required trainings including General Employee Training (GET), Initial Computer Briefing, drug testing and other required trainings.
  3. A teleconference will be held on the employees’ start date, primarily to assist with the I-9 form (the details are provided within the new hire Welcome Letter). Please pay close attention to the details regarding your I9 forms and the Authorized Representative.

If you or your employee does not receive an email, or you have other questions regarding orientation, please send an email to: newhires@lanl.gov.

If after receiving your Welcome Letter; and prior to New Hire Orientation; you have questions please contact your designated New Hire Team Member for assistance.

Required New Hire Forms

*Please find the w-4 form and direct deposit form on the right-hand side by selecting "Payroll, Taxes" under Resources.*