Beginning March 2020 all Human Resources new hire orientations will be provided as an online experience, rather than an in-person session.  Information such as: instructions for online completion of forms, viewing of informational videos and downloading of certain paper forms will be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided during the hiring process for all new hires in a FTE position.  While access to these onboarding tasks are generally provided to the assigned employee prior to their first day of work, Human Resources requests that supervisors allow time during the employee’s first few days of work to complete all portions of the task lists.  The onboarding tasks include request for a Winthrop e-mail address and WIN access, parking permit instructions, application for Winthrop ID card, explanations of benefits and information on retirement options.

For temporary employees moving to a FTE position and temporary employees who are newly eligible for benefits (averaging 30 or more hours/week in their new work assignment) the appropriate onboarding instructions will be e-mailed to the employee’s existing Winthrop e-mail address.  The initial paper forms for all newly hired temporary employees (I-9s, W-4, direct deposit form, request for a Winthrop e-mail address and WIN access, etc. will continue to be handled by the hiring department as in the past.

If you have any questions concerning online onboarding, please contact or call 803/323-2273 and ask for a Benefits Administrator.