The freshman UNMC postdoctoral scholars are required to attend a general orientation program conducted monthly by the Department of Human Resources. For a schedule and registration information visit the Guidelines-New Employee Orientation page. The orientation provides valuable information on personnel policies, benefits, worker's compensation, sick leave, vacation leave, FMLA, crisis leave, HIPAA, blood borne pathogen, safety assessment training, services available to UNMC Employees as well as, initiatives related to UNMC's mission and vision.

Postdoctoral scholars are also required to attend the orientation sponsored by the office of Postdoctoral Education. This hour long orientation covers information on sponsored programs, the Postdoc Association, intellectual properties, gives an overview of training opportunities and introduces postdocs to the valuable resources they have access to on campus. This program is held up to twice a year in the fall and spring.