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Human Capital Services

Kansas State University is limiting operations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In response to university guidance, the K-State New Employee Welcome event will be canceled throughout the summer months. 

The Human Capital Services Benefits team will however continue to offer "Understanding Your Benefits" via Zoom video-conference on these dates at 10:00 a.m. to ensure new employees receive this important information, much of which is time sensitive. For those employees that attend one of these sessions, Benefits representatives will be available after the Zoom session for individual questions. 

K-State New Employee Welcome

Human Capital Services (HCS) invites all new employees to attend the K-State New Employee Welcome. Designed as a half day experience, this event is the first in a year-long comprehensive program to help acclimate new employees to K-State culture, structure, and resource. In addition, this program will help new employees understand campus initiatives, university history and traditions. This program is offered to new, permanent employees. 

Program Details

The K-State New Employee Welcome program will occur once a month for half a day. The schedule will include topics such as benefits, resources, K-State history and traditions and campus resources. The program will be held in the K-State Alumni Association, Tadtman Boardroom.

Program Details
  • 8-8:30 a.m. - Registration, Welcome, Housekeeping

  • 8:30-9 a.m. - Discover K-State: History and Traditions
    This session will introduce new employees to the rich history of K-State including our most cherished traditions.

  • 9-9:30 a.m. - Discover K-State: Future Focused
    The President's Office will provide information on many of K-State's key initiatives and projects currently underway to help achieve our mission and goals

  • 9:45-10:15 a.m.- People, Culture, Principles of Community
    This session will introduce new employees to the people, culture and principles that guide K-State.

  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. - Understanding Your Benefits
    This session will provide need-to-know information containing basic and voluntary employee benefits as well as employee perks.
  • 11:25-12:15 p.m.- Key Resources
    This session will share how employees navigate K-State and the resources that will allow them to be successful, including but not limited to, IT services, systems, the university structure, the PPM and the University Handbook.

  • 12:15-12:40 p.m. - K-State Anti-Discrimination Policy (PPM 3010)
    The Office of Institutional Equity will present information on PPM 3010, the university non-discrimination policy. Participants will learn what conduct is prohibited and how to recognize it, the Policy's jurisdiction, how to make a report under the Policy, and how reports are reviewed and resolved. 
  • 12:40-1:15 p.m. - Lunch Break (lunch is provided)

  • 1:15-2:00 p.m. - K-State Campus Walking Tour
    The Office of Student Life, New Student Services will guide program participants through the K-State Campus. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program mandatory?

All new employees are strongly encouraged to attend this program as it establishes a strong foundation for their new employment at Kansas State University.


Who should plan to attend this program?
  • All new benefits-eligible employees (faculty, unclassified and university support staff) within their first 90 days of employment.
  • Rehires that have been away form three or more years


What if I am unable to attend the first session after I am hired?

Please sign up for the next available session however, attendance in the first session after your hire date is most desirable. 

K-State New Employee Welcome

2020 Program Dates

January 8

February 12

March 11

April 8 (Zoom Only)

May 13 (Zoom Only)

June 10 (Zoom Only)

July 8 (Zoom Only)

August 5 (Zoom Only)

August 19 (Zoom Only)

September 9

October 14

November 11

December 9


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