New Employee Orientation, ID Badges,Fingerprinting, Policy Training, Defensive Driver's Training, Orientation - 2014, New Employee Resources
Trees bloom outside the County`s Administrative Complex on 9th Street
Trees bloom outside the County`s Administrative Complex on 9th Street

New Employee Orientation

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The Washoe County New Employee Orientation (NEO) is designed to welcome new employees, introduce them to working at the County and provide them with information that is critical to successful employment with the organization. The one day program includes:

  • Overview of County Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Priorities
  • Introduction to organizational structure and functions
  • Introduction to the employee performance and development process
  • Overview of the benefits of County employment
  • Introduction to technology and Employee Self-Service (ESS) and time entry for payroll

New Employee Orientation - every other month on the 3rd Wed. from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.  

2014 dates are subject to change: 


January 15th July 16th
March 19th September 17th
May 21st November 19th


The New Employee Orientation Agenda (subject to change):



8:00 Introductions with County Manager, John Slaughter

1:00 Benefits: Vacation, Sick Leave and FMLA, PERS;Deferred Comp; EAP; Section 125; Wellness Program;Health Benefits; Insurance Benefits - Kristie Harmon, HR,Western Insurance

9:00 Living the County Mission, Mission, Vision - HR

3:00 Property Casualty, Worker’s Compensation; Celeste Wallick, Risk Management

10:00 Working at Washoe County, Workforce Development, Performance Management & Washoe County Learning Center – HR

3:50 Technology at Washoe County; Technology Services

11:15 Washoe County policies overview - HR

4.50 Wrap Up and Evaluations, HR

12:00 Break for Lunch


ID Badges New employees needing pictures taken for ID badges, may go to may go to the Community Services Department, County Complex, Bldg A, 2nd Floor on Thursdays between 10:00 AM and 1:00PM. They will need an authorization form (ID Badge - Acknowledgement and Issuance Form - see below) and photo ID.

Fingerprinting New employees needing fingerprints taken, may go to Human Resources - every other month on the 3rd Thursday (coinciding with New Employee Orientation) from 11:00 AM - 1:00PM. They will need an authorization form (Fingerprint Request Form - see below) and photo ID.

Policy Training All New Employees (including Intermittent, Part Time Employees and Interns) are required to take mandatory WC Policy Training (Sexual Harassment and Harassment & Discrimination).  Supervisors and Managers are required to take WC Policy Training for Supervisors.  Both of these classes fulfill the mandatory two-year training requirement for all Washoe County employees.  These classes are offered every other month on the 3rd Thursday (coinciding with New Employee Orientation).

Defensive Driver's Training New Employees who will be driving on county business either in a  County vehicle or private vehicle are required to take Defensive Driver's Training. 

New Employee Resources 

HR Reps - For additional new hire resources, go to HR Representatives

For full listing of Policy, Procedures and Forms

Thank you for visiting the Washoe County HR Website.
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