New Employee Orientation

All North Carolina employees will attend Orientation at the Southern Research Advanced Energy and Transportation Technologies Center located at 5201 International Drive, Durham, NC. Orientation begins at 9:00am on your scheduled first day of employment. Please park in the front of the building which has designated visitors' spaces. Enter the vestibule and Reception will buzz you in. You will be welcomed, given a tour of the administrative building, and be introduced to your fellow coworkers.

On-site Orientation Agenda

9:00 AM  Welcome and Introductions
9:15 AM  IT Overview
10:30 AM  New Hire Paperwork (paperwork that you must complete)
12:00 PM  Lunch with Manager or designated individual
1:30 PM  Policies & Procedures
3:00 PM  Completion of New Hire Paperwork (Benefits, Timesheet, etc.)

North Carolina Pre-boarding Toolkit

The pre-boarding toolkit provides information about on-site Orientation on your first day of employment and links to paperwork you will need to complete prior to on-site orientation.

Benefits Forms & Information

Payroll Paperwork

2015 Federal W-4 Form

North Carolina Withholding Form NC-4

Direct Deposit Form

Southern Research employees are paid bi-weekly, every other Thursday. Your first paycheck is determined by your start date. The Payroll Calendar is attached for your review and will give you detailed information

Employment Paperwork

For all new hires, Southern Research is required by federal immigration law to verify both your identity and your eligibility to work in the US. The link to the Form I-9 includes instructions and a list of acceptable documents that can be used to verify your status in these areas. When you come to Orientation on your first day of employment, you must bring your original documents. Photocopies DO NOT meet the requirements. The I-9 form must be witnessed by a member of our staff; therefore, please do not complete in advance.

Employee EEO Self-Identification Forms

As a federal government contractor, we are required to gather, maintain, and report on certain staff demographics. We therefore invite each employee to complete the following forms. You are not required to disclose the information requested if you choose not to do so, so each form provides an area for you to decline. We do request that you complete the form for our records, even if you choose not to disclose. There are no negative consequences for not disclosing.

Policy Aknowledgment Form

The Southern Research policies listed here require your signed acknowledgement. Once you have read and understood the policies, print and sign the Acknowledgement Form and bring it with you to your scheduled on-site Orientation. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mary Jo Funderburg at 205-581-2273.