RCUH Policies and Procedures
of the University of Hawai‘i
3.005 RCUH New Hire Orientation
The RCUH new hire orientation (NHO) provides new employees with important information about RCUH and its benefits, policies, and procedures. Information provided in the NHO provides the new employee with a better understanding of the expectations and requirements of their position and employment with RCUH.
All regular-status employees (regardless of FTE) are required to attend the New Hire Orientation (NHO) in order to successfully pass the twelve (12) month New Hire Probationary Period.
A. RCUH Employee
1. Attend the next available NHO session following date of hire.
2. Sign and submit the “Certificate of Awareness and Understanding“ form to RCUH Human Resources.
B. Principal Investigator
1. Ensure the new hire attends NHO.
This policy applies to all RCUH regular-status employees (regardless of FTE).
IV. Details of Policy
Regular-Status Hires Must Attend New Hire Orientation – All regular-status employees (regardless of FTE) are required to attend the new hire orientation (NHO) in order to successfully pass the New Hire Probationary Period. NHO is held on a monthly basis on the island of O‘ahu.
Employees who do not work on O‘ahu will view the NHO via streaming video (see Procedures section below for more information).
If an employee is being rehired into a regular-status position and has attended the NHO within the last year, the employee will not need to attend the NHO again (unless otherwise advised by an RCUH representative).
Certificate of Awareness and Understanding – NHO attendees must sign and submit the “Certificate of Awareness and Understanding Form” to RCUH Human Resources. The form is located on last page of the New Hire Reference Guide.
D. Failure to Attend – Failure to complete the NHO within the first twelve (12) months of employment will result in termination of employment.
A. NHO via Live Session – It is recommended that employees hired to work on O‘ahu attend a live session of NHO. These sessions are held on a monthly basis by an RCUH representative. Employees sign up for their preferred date when completing new hire documents via the Electronic Hiring System (EHS). In the event of an employee not being able to attend a live session, the person must view NHO via video.
B. NHO via Streaming Video – Employees hired in locations other than O‘ahu will view the NHO via streaming video (Part 1 and Part 2).
RCUH Employment: (808) 956-7307
VII. Relevant Documents
New Hire Reference Guide (for Regular Hires) Link to NHO Video- Part 1
Link to NHO Video- Part 2
Policy 3.264 Probationary Period
Date Revised: 4/25/17