New Employee Orientation

Kristen Manes  |  8/13/2018 6:05:17 PM

Monthly Orientation For All New Employees

  • Registration Form: Orientation Schedule and Registration (Dates for scheduled months included)
  • Held the second Tuesday of scheduled months.
  • New employees must attend the first monthly orientation session which occurs after their employment begins.
  • Includes an overview of the AgCenter, an introduction to the AgCenter's computer resources and an opportunity to meet with a representative of the Human Resource Management Office for assistance with employment forms and benefits program enrollment*.
  • Employees may also use this time to obtain their ID card and have their file photograph taken.
Monthly Orientation Session Agenda


Human Resource Management Staff Introductions

Overview of the AgCenter
Ag Extension Education and Evaluation
Lisa Arcemont, Instructor

Computer Training
Information Technology
Liz Black, Web Content Coordinator and Support Specialist
George Harris II, IT Application Technical Support Specialist
Adam Woerner, IT Security Analyst
Davis Dautreuil, Assistant director, IT Support

Policies and Procedures, Human Resource Management (HRM)
Rebecca Smelley, Manager


11:45 - 1:00

Lunch (on your own) and obtain IDs - LSU Union

Policies and Procedures, Accounting Services
Jennifer Girod, Manager
Jan Bernath, Director


Ice cream will be served

Employee Benefits, Human Resource Management
Heidi Rowland, HR Manager
Kristen Manes, HR Analyst

If you need a special accommodation for your participation in the meeting, please contact Heidi Rowland at (225) 578-4631 at least two weeks prior to the orientation date you plan to attend.

*New employees are encouraged to attend a Benefits Info Session with Ms. Heidi Rowland (225/578-4631) or Ms. Kristen Manes (225/578-4629) in the HRM Office or over the phone for an explanation of the benefits program and assistance with completing employment forms. Sessions for this purpose are usually held each Wednesday morning from 9 - 11 am. Software allows employees to "attend" online as well as in person.

**Lunch is "on your own." There are plenty of choices in the LSU Union. During the lunch period, remember to reserve time to have your ID made. ID's are made in Room 221 of the LSU Union. You will need an authorization letter (provided at HRM session) and a picture ID.

***Someone from the Communications staff will meet new employees at 128 Knapp Hall where portraits will be taken for use in press releases, the internet directory and related purposes.

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