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Total Orientation Process (TOP)


New Employee Orientation Checklist for Post Doctoral Fellows

This checklist is provided to help you quickly and easily complete all required elements of your Total Orientation Process with SMU.  If you have any questions, you may go back to the tutorial content to review the information.

First Day of Employment:

The following were provided to you in your "Welcome to SMU" email and should be submitted to Human Resources on your first day of employment:

Directions to obtain the following will be provided at HR on your first day:

First Week of Employment:    


Within 31 Days of first day of employment:

Benefits:  Required Participation for non-resident aliens

  • BCBS $500 deductible

Benefits:  Optional Participation


  • Copy of job description from supervisor
  • Long Distance Telephone access#
  • Copier Code (if applicable)


Within 90 days of first day of employment:  

New Post Doctoral Fellows will be notified by email from Lawroom when the following training tutorials are assigned and ready to be accessed:      


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