Welcome New Faculty!

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. 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. 
Please do not hesitate to contact us at human.resources@tamucc.edu or 361-825-2630 if you have any questions!  We are here to assist you!
The following links contain information to help you navigate through the new hire process.  It is important that you carefully read through this information.  The information provided effects when you receive pay and when your benefits and retirement will begin.

Prior to Your Arrival to Campus

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. Your personal information submission will be prompted through Workday. Prior to your arrival, read the New Employee Assignments Checklist and complete each item. This form obtains all of the required processes that new employees must complete prior to their start date. 

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.

All employees receive a Uunique Iidentification Number (UIN), and an A# from the University's student information system, Banner.  Both of these numbers will be used for identification and access.  Your UIN will be provided to you through Workday by Human Resources after you submit the criminal background forms. Your A# is also available from Human Resources. 

New faculty will need to follow procedures set forth by their college for requesting any reimbursements for relocations services.  Receipts may be required.  Click here for information on tax consequence. 
TAMU-CC 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.  Click here for more information from IT.   
  • For assistance contact ithelp@tamucc.edu or 361-825-2692.

TAMUCC requires all new employees to complete six on-line courses, which may be completed within 45 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.

You can review the New Employee Enrollment Guide and make benefits selections in Workday.  However, we hope that you will meet with one of our Benefit Team members to assist you through the benefits process.

 

Benefit Enrollment

New employee benefits enrollment is submitted through Workday.  You will receive a benefit task in your Workday inbox when your benefit enrollment document is ready for you to complete.  Please do not submit new employee benefit enrollment via the Benefits Worklet.  The Benefits Worklet can be used after your initial 45 days of employment to make allowable benefit changes based on benefit life change event.

Benefit Coverage Start Date

It is important to know that you can begin coverage effective September 1, but the employer contribution will not begin until the 1st of the month following your 60th day of employment.  We encourage you to explore all of your insurance options during this employer contribution waiting period.

 

Retirement Enrollment

Faculty members have a choice between the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Optional Retirement plan.  If you have made your one-time irrevocable decision in the State of Texas at another Texas State Institution of Higher Education you will be enrolled in the plan originally chosen.  You can read more about the two plans at the TAMUS Retirement Programs website.

 

Retirement Coverage Start Date

It is mandatory that you participate in one of the retirement plans indicated above.  The Teacher Retirement System of Texas deduction will begin with your first check.  To enroll in the Optional Retirement System of Texas program you must complete notarized paperwork and Workday enrollment tasks before you hire date.

 

 

 

The first paycheck for the fall semester will be October 1.  Faculty with 9-month appointments can elect to have their 9-month salary spread over 12 months by completing the Save for Summer Authorization Form and returning it to the Payroll Office.  

HR Contacts

FACULTY

The TAMUCC guide for hiring new faculty can be found here.

STAFF

The TAMUCC guide for hiring new staff can be found here