New Employee Resources

Welcome to the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs!

Before you arrive

Familiarize yourself with OACA, the health sciences and a few University resources.

  • Campus maps - Learn how to get around the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses.
  • Employee benefits - Review health plans, learn about tuition benefits and employee discounts. (Ask your new manager what your administrative type is; e.g., civil service or bargaining unit or P&A)
  • Gather identification (e.g., Social Security card or passport) needed for completing form I-9 Employment Eligibility.

After you arrive

Begin by reviewing the First Day, First Week, First Month... site from the University’s Office of Human Resources. We encourage you to schedule your New Employee Orientation as soon as you are able. Download the checklist for new employees from the Office of Human Resources for suggestions on items to discuss with your new department.


  • Bus pass: Metropass is discounted for faculty and staff
  • Faculty and Staff Contract Parking - Note: Contract parking for University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview staff is handled through the hospital parking department. Call 612-273-6674 for further information.


Pay and benefits



IDs and Badges

  • Upon hire, all employees are issued a U Card which can be used at the Libraries, Rec Center, Northrop discounts, and as a general University ID. 
  • U Card ID:  Twin CitiesDuluthRochester

Professional development and personal wellness