New Employee Orientation Information


Congratulations on your appointment with San Joaquin County.
We are excited you will be joining our team!

Please read through this page in its entirety to receive all pertinent information relating to your
new employee orientation process as well as the schedule for your trainings.

Please make sure you are attending the correct Scheduled Orientation, as these dates and links change bi-weekly!

2024 Scheduled Orientations

New Employee Orientation

Attendance at the new employee orientation is mandatory. To ensure a great start to your new career, receiving this information will be of great benefit to you as you begin what we hope will be a long career with San Joaquin County.

If you have any questions about your start date, work schedule, or rate of pay, please contact your hiring department. Otherwise, representatives from the Human Resources Staff Development and Benefits units, San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association, and union representatives will be available to answer questions during New Employee Orientation.

Please contact your department in advance to determine the physical location for your training.

Please contact Staff Development at (209) 953-7563, if you have any special accommodation requests.

Benefit Orientation

Part of your first-day orientation will include a Benefits overview, which will explain various benefits offered to you as a County employee. This includes information about health benefits, life insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, and a variety of voluntary insurance products. This orientation will also provide information about deadlines for submission of enrollment paperwork and required supporting documentation.

Please be sure to bring completed enrollment forms and supporting documentation to your department processor on your third day of employment during new hire paperwork processing with your department at the time designated by your hiring manager.

If all documentation is submitted on time, your waiting period for benefits is two weeks after your start date. You have up to 60 days to turn in your paperwork. If submitted past this timeframe, you will not be eligible to enroll until the next open enrollment period, or if you experience a qualifying life event.

Again, welcome to San Joaquin County! We look forward to your contributions on behalf of the public we serve.

Jennifer Goodman
Director of Human Resources

Virtual Platform Information/Requirements

  • You will need access to a computer/laptop that has speaker capacity.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, please contact your department immediately so that they can get you set up to attend the training in your department.
  • Please note that you will need to have access to a device that will allow you to see the presentation and respond in the chat box on the virtual training platform.
  • There will be times where the trainer will ask you to type your name and department in the chat box during the meeting. This will be required in order to get credit for attendance.
  • There are many visual aspects to the presentation and you cannot call in to the training, as you have to have access to view the slides and respond to questions, give attendance and participate fully in the trainings.
  • Some of the trainings require you to print out a certificate or sign, scan and email back a document. If you do not have access to a printer, you can print the documents in your department to return to San Joaquin County Human Resources – Staff Development Department.
  • Some of your training will be self-guided and you will watch videos or take an online training, other portions of the training you will be online with a live trainer.
  • If you are more than 15-minutes late to any session, you will not be admitted into the training and your absence will be reported to your department.
  • You will be responsible for printing, filling out, signing and returning your Training Acknowledgement Form to Human Resources Staff Development at

2024 Virtual New Employee Orientation - Day 1

All New Staff

2024 Virtual New Employee Orientation - Day 2


July 2, 2024

New Employee Orientation Handbook and Presentations

You do not need to print this document, you can follow along virtually. Printing fees are not reimbursable.

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