Onboarding: Line Staff Walkthrough

Below is a step-by-step walk-through to complete the hiring process for Line Staff. These steps are separated by milestones. In addition, you will find a designated section for both forms and what to expect at this part of your hiring process.

Additional onboarding resources can be found in the Line Staff Onboarding section of CDCRnet— the department’s intranet.

Pre-Arrival Goals

Receive Contact from Manager/Supervisor

  • Receive welcome letter/confirmation
  • Determine start date
  • Determine work schedule
  • Schedule orientation day
  • Discuss additional resources

Receive Contact from Personnel Liaison (PL)

1 Month Goals

First Day

  • Introduction to Manager/Supervisor, fellow team members, and PL
  • Receive Badge/ID/building access
  • Introduction to workspace and work area
  • Schedule orientation day
  • Discuss standard operating procedures:
    • Work/lunch/break schedules, absence requests/reporting, overtime, telework, travel policy, etc.
    • Desk procedures and resources, Intranet portal, directory of drives, document naming conventions, overview of department equipment, applications, and systems
    • Discuss Emergency Evacuation procedures

First Week

  • Tour work location with PL
  • Review training plan
  • Meet work teams and senior staff
  • Review organizational structure
  • Receive 1-2 assignments to showcase your skillset and make an immediate contribution
  • Discuss meeting schedule and regular one-on-ones

First Month

  • Complete New Employee Orientation (NEO)
  • Sign and submit necessary Human Resource forms and policy acknowledgement forms
  • Verify CalATERS account has been setup (expense report account)
  • Receive assignments, resources, completion dates, and success measures
  • Attend one-on-one meetings for feedback, questions, and growth
  • Receive additional training needed

3-12 Month Goals

First 3 to 6 Months

  • First probation report (schedule subsequent probation report meetings)
  • Attend one-on-one meetings for feedback, questions, and growth
  • Receive increasingly challenging projects
  • Receive additional training as needed

First Year

  • Receive increasingly challenging projects
  • Attend one-on-one meetings for feedback, questions, and growth
  • Receive additional training as needed
  • Receive final probation report (for 12-month probationary periods)
  • Complete survey of onboarding experiences