Benefits and Retirement Orientation

As a new employee, you are encouraged to attend the Benefits and Retirement Orientation within two weeks of your start date. Orientation will provide you with information on LSU, employee benefits, retirement plans and parking permits. Employees eligible for health insurance and supplemental benefits have 30 days from the date of hire (or date of eligibility) to complete enrollment documents and submit them to the Office of Human Resource Management (HRM). Eligible employees have 60 days from the date of hire (or date of eligibility) to complete and submit documentation for retirement plans to the HRM. 

The Benefits and Retirement Orientation is held in-person on the first and third Monday of every month; if a Monday falls on a University holiday, orientation takes place on Tuesday. Orientation takes place at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the 2nd floor. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. Orientation begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes by 12:00 p.m. Free parking is offered the day of orientation on the first level of the on the RAMP the attached parking garage on E Campus Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. For information on how to receive a parking permit, please visit the LSU Parking and Transportation Parking Permit webpage

You will be automatically be registered for Benefits and Retirement Orientation through the Training and Event Registration website once your hire is complete in Workday. Being placed on the waiting list does not ensure a reserved spot in orientation. 

Online New Employee Orientation 

If you are unable to attend orientation in person or you would like to review the information again, newly hired faculty and staff can view the Online New Employee Orientation. This orientation is completely self-paced and offers new employees an opportunity to view the benefits and retirement information in advance of the in-person session. 

In this course, you will be introduced to many of the resources you will need as a new employee at LSU. At the conclusion of the Online New Employee Orientation, you will be able to:

  • Recall your employment type
  • Recognize your pay schedule
  • Review forms and new hire documents
  • Review available benefits, and
  • Identify your retirement plans

Remember, HRM is always a resource that we encourage you to utilize should you have any questions. We truly value your commitment to this community, and we look forward to welcoming you at our campus!