Human Resources

New Faculty Onboarding Guide

Welcome to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi!  We hope that the information and links on this site will make your first experiences in our Islander Community pleasant and as simple as possible.  We are here to assist.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at Human.Resources@tamucc.edu or 361-825-2630. 

Please take a moment to read the New Faculty Welcome letter from Dr. Quintanilla.

PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL

Described below are several tasks that you are encouraged to address before the beginning of the semester. Many of these items can be processed at the New Faculty Orientation.

New Hire Packet.  All University positions are designated as security sensitive and employment offers are contingent upon an acceptable criminal background investigation.  Human Resources will send you an email with instructions regarding completion and return of required forms
 
Submit Credentialing Documents.  All new faculty must provide official graduate transcripts mailed directly from each degree-granting institution to: Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Dr., Unit 5757, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5757.  Respond to any additional requests for information received from the College and/or employing department.  Completion of this task is required for access to Banner and the Faculty Self Service system. Direct inquiries to your employing department.
 
Obtain your UIN and A#.  All employees receive a Unique Identification Number and an A# in the University's student information system.  Both of these numbers will be used for identification and access.  Your UIN will be provided to you via email by Human Resources after you submit the criminal background forms. Your A# is also available from Human Resources.  For assistance contact Human Resources at 361-825-2630 or human.resources@tamucc.edu 
 
Relocation Services: Daryl Flood Relocation & Logistics can assist with school search and area orientation.  Daryl Flood can also provide full service relocation quote for moving household goods, and can help connect with realtors and moving services when moving throughout the US or locally.  A few of their solutions include:  Domestic & International Household Goods Relocation, Realtor & Mortgage Assistance, Home Sale & Purchase of Programs, Temporary Housing (furnished homes or apartments), automobile transport and Destination Services (Home finding, school search, place of worship)  To initate a relocation request, please contact 1-844-722-TAMU (8268) or email tamus@darylflood.com
 
Relocation Reimbursements.  New faculty will follow college procedures for requesting any reimbursements for relocations services.  Receipts are required for eligible expenses.  Click here for information on tax consequence. 
 
Access to IT Systems and EMail.  TAMUCC has several IT systems that are utilized by faculty.  IT services will provide you with an Island ID and instructions for setting up an account.  With an active Island ID you have access to Outlook Mail and WebMail, campus WIFI, Blackboard, Dreamworks and library resources.  Access to Single Sign On (SSO) is also established once you are assigned a UIN.  Click here for a list and brief explanation of the most common IT systems you may need to access.  You will be asked to sign the Pledge of Responsibility form and if access to other systems is necessary, you will also sign a Computer Accounts Request.  FMI.   For assistance contact computer.helpline@tamucc.edu or 361-825-2692.
 
Complete On-Line Mandatory Training.  TAMUCC requires all new employees to complete six on-line courses within 30 days of hire.  Additional courses may be assigned.  For a list of required courses and detailed instructions click here.  On-Line courses are taken by logging into SSO (Single Sign On) and entering the TrainTraq module.  You will need your UIN.  You will also need the new employee ADLOC #15110000 at initial login.  For assistance contact the Office of Employee Development & Compliance Services at 361-825-5826.
 
Benefits.  Human Resources will provide you with several dates and times to attend a Benefits Orientation at the beginning of the semester.  You do not have to attend a benefits orientation to enroll in benefits. You can review the Benefits Guide for detailed information and log into SSO and enter the iBenefits module.  It is important to know that you can begin coverage effective September 1, but there is a 60 day wait before new employees are eligible to receive the state paid premium benefits.  We encourage you to explore all of your insurance options during this 60 day period.  Please read the HR Welcome Guide for other important information about your benefits and more links to services.  For assistance or to sign up for a Benefits Orientation session contact Human Resources at 361-825-2630 or human.resources@tamucc.edu 
 
Payroll.  The first paycheck for the fall semester will be October 1st.  Faculty with 9 month appointments can elect to have their 9-month salary spread over 12 months by completing the Extended Pay Plan Authorization form and returning it to the Payroll Office.  All paychecks are distributed via electronic deposit.  Enter your bank routing information by logging into SSO and entering the HRConnect module and navigating to the payroll tab.
 
 
ON THE FIRST DAY
  • If you plan to start health coverage immediately, sign up using iBenefits links found above.
  • Obtain a Sanddollar Card (ID)
  • Obtain a Parking Permit.  New faculty may park in the parking garage and when they visit Human Resources to complete the I-9 and Employment Packet, HR will provide a free pass.  Campus Map.
  • Secure keys and access cards as required. 

WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK:

  • Set up your outgoing voice mail message
  • Emergency Contact Information and Code Blue.  All employee are encouraged to enter emergency contact information into HRConnect which is accessed through SSO.

 

WITHIN THE FIRST 30 DAYS:

  • Attend a benefits orientation session and/or review benefits information online
  • Complete the required training sessions.