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Getting Started


EKU is an equal opportunity employer

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Before your first day at EKU

  • Review the HR Welcome information you received by mail
  • Check your Payroll Election and Orientation session dates
  • Explore the New Employee Orientation web pages
  • Review the location and parking for the Orientation Event 

During your first weeks at EKU

The NEO Benefits Checklist shows the forms completed during Payroll and Benefits Election. You will complete employment and payroll forms on your first day of work during your Payroll Election session. These sessions are held every Monday from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Human Resources in Jones 203. Your specific session date was included in your employee welcome letter.

Visit Payroll for information about time entry and pay schedules

  • Receipt of your first paycheck depends upon timely and accurate completion of payroll documents
  • Non-exempt staff are on a bi-weekly (Fridays) payroll schedule (26 checks per year)
  • Exempt staff are on a bi-monthly (15th and 30th) payroll schedule (24 paychecks per year)

Attend the New Employee Orientation event

Complete your Departmental Orientation

Complete Web Time Entry online training

If you are approving employees timesheets you need to review the Web Time Entry Approver Training Guide

Attend your Individual Benefits Election session

  • Individual Benefits Election sessions are held every other Monday in the Jones Building (schedule a session time during your Orientation)
  • You should carefully review your benefits options and complete your enrollment forms prior to your meeting

Explore EKU Direct

  • Access to your employment, contact and benefits information
  • You will need your EKU ID number, which is assigned during your Payroll Election Session

During your first month at EKU

Review the Employee Performance Evaluation system

Complete required training

  • Online Safety Series at TrainingWeb (registration required)
  • Training required by your supervisor

For those of you who wish to participate in EKU's Employee Wellness program, visit to set up your account. The identifier is your employee number. The registration code is EKU1.


New Employees

New hire paperwork packets are available from your HR Consultant.

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