Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Cascade Building

New Employee Orientation

What Is NEO?

A centralized welcome, organizational overview, hiring paperwork, health and retirement benefit orientation session for part-time hourly, full-time classified, and administrative exempt employees. The first two hours will consist of a welcome, introduction, organizational overview, hiring paperwork and a brief overview of the district departments. After that, part-time hourly employees will be released to report to their departments for department-specific training and their first day of work. All full-time classified and administrative exempt employees will then receive a health and retirement benefits briefing. Finally, classified employees will have 30 minutes at the end to hear from a WPEA union representative.


New Employee Orientations (NEO) are held twice monthly at both campuses and occur on the first business day of each pay period. Orientations generally begin at 2 p.m. with occasional additional sessions at 9 a.m. according to need.

Orientations 2024

  • January 2 and 16
  • February 1 and 16
  • March 1 and 18
  • April 1 and 16
  • May 1 and 16
  • June 3 and 17
  • July 1 and 16
  • August 1 and 16
  • September 3 and 16
  • October 1 and 16
  • November 1 and 18
  • December 2

How to Register?

Once a full-time employee accepts the job offer or the hiring manager submits a completed Report of Hourly Appointment (RHA) for a part-time employee to Human Resources, HR will then send a registration email to the employee with date/time, location and instructions for attending NEO.

**Hiring managers/supervisors who need additional information about the process for hiring part-time employees should contact HR.

**New Employees needing additional information on what to expect, what to bring or general questions, see the FAQs.