New Employee Resources

To help you navigate your new role at the University, there are many resources to help you navigate our structure and culture.

Need-to-Know Resources

  • Policy Library. The Policy Library is a quick and easy place to find administrative policies and associated documents that govern our University activities.

  • Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct represents the University’s core values and expectations for conduct. As employees, it’s important for us to comply with the Code of Conduct and report violations of the code if we see them to UReport, the anonymous reporting service of the University. The UReport provides a way for University community members to report violations of rules, regulations, and policies. 

  • Welcome Fair Map. Didn’t get to all the tables at the Welcome Fair during New Employee Welcome? This map (pdf) includes websites for all the groups that participate in the Welcome Fair.

Nice-to-Know Resources

  • Board of Regents. The University’s 12-member Board of Regents works to fulfill the University’s mission, evaluate the performance of the University, and approve policies and budgets.

  • Campus Climate. Everyone has a role to play in improving campus climate at the U. The Campus Climate website lists many opportunities, including joining staff and faculty affinity groups.
  • Campus Map. If you’re still trying to find your way around campus, check out this interactive campus map.

  • Driven to Discover is who we are and what we do.

  • HIPAA. The Health Information Privacy and Compliance Office is responsible for ensuring that individually identifiable health information is handled appropriately across the entire University.  If you work in an area of the University that is part of our health care component, the Helath Information Privacy and Compliance Office can help you with HIPAA training, entering into business associate agreements, and reporting potential breaches.

  • New Employee Conversation Guide. Use this conversation guide (pdf) to help you connect with your supervisor, peers, and teammates as you learn about the role you will play at the University of Minnesota.

  • Regents Scholarship Program. The Regents Scholarship Program provides all or a portion of tuition costs for employees enrolled in courses at the University. The scholarship covers:

    • 100% of the tuition cost for employees admitted for the first time in a baccalaureate degree program.

    • 75% of the tuition cost for all other employees enrolled in courses covered under the Regents Scholarship program.

Check the Regents Scholarship Program website to find out if you’re eligible and which courses are covered.

  • Research and Data Collection Support. The Office of Measurement Services provides questionnaire and project design services and can help collect data through many different collection modes including phone, mail, focus groups, online, and Qualtrics, the U's preferred online survey and data collection tool.
  • Strategic Plan. Twin Cities strategic plan is our ten-year plan to solve the grand challenges of a diverse and changing world through the advancement of excellence in research, teaching, and outreach.
  • Supervisory Development Course. Be sure to check out the Supervisory Development Course, a flexible, online leadership program exclusively for faculty and staff who have direct reports.

  • WiFi Network. Eduroam (ed-u-roam) is the preferred secure WiFi network for University faculty, staff, and students. To log in, choose “eduroam” from your WiFi network options and enter your full University email address and password. Eduroam is available at all University of Minnesota campuses.