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Starting your New Job!

Congratulations on your new job at MCTC! Now what should you do? Below are a few of the things that need to be taken care of to be sure that your employment starts smoothly.

Before your first day...

You should receive a packet containing employment documents. This packet contains instructions regarding your employment paperwork. Read and follow all instructions and return appropriate documents as indicated in your packet.

On or after your first day...

Once your employment documents have been received and entered into the payroll system you can begin receiving your paycheck, obtain your MCTC Campus Card, and activate your MCTC account granting access to MCTC systems including computers, email, etc.

Within three days of your start date...

It is required by law that you prove you are legally allowed to work in the United States. Within three days of your start date, go to Human Resources in Kopp Hall on the 1st floor in suite K.1100 and provide the necessary proof of your eligibility for employment in the U.S. (see Lists of Acceptable Documents on page 9).

After your first day...

Contact or visit Human Resources in Kopp Hall if you have any questions regarding your new employment at MCTC.

New to MCTC: You will need a StarID to access the college systems such as eServices, eTimesheet, and MCTC email. If you are brand new to Minnesota State (formerly MnSCU), then you need to activate your StarID. If you already have a StarID, even if it is from another MnSCU institution, you're all set.

Please note that it takes at least 24 hours for email to start synchronizing into mailbox.

Official notifications regarding your employment, updates, announcements and, college events will come to you through email. You will want to make sure and check your MCTC email account, even if it is not your primary email account.

You will receive an invitation to attend a New Employee Orientation at Human Resources during your first week at MCTC. You will also have the option of attending a Benefits Enrollment presentation for additional information about medical insurance and other benefits.

The State of MN Self Service website allows you to view/print your pay stub, change your home address, enroll in insurance benefits (if eligible), as well as access other payroll functions. You will receive a letter of explanation along with your User ID and password in the mail, after your employment has been documented in the personnel and payroll systems.

What do you need to access the Self Service website? Your User ID is your State Employee ID, which is an assigned 8-digit number. If this is your first time logging in, use the last four digits of your social security number or click Forgot Password. Previous state employees should already have a User ID and password.

  1. Go to the State of MN Self Service website
  2. Enter your State employee ID (assigned 8-digit number) as the User ID
  3. Select State of MN Self Service > Other Payroll > Direct Deposit

The MCTC Campus Card is multi-functional, serving as your identification card, library card, parking card, printer/copier card, and Campus Cash Card. MCTC students, faculty and staff should possess a Campus Card at all times. It is valid as long as you are a registered student or active employee. To get your MCTC Campus Card, go to the cStore on the 1st floor in Helland Center. Please bring your driver's license with you for identity verification.

Register your vehicle with the Public Safety Department to obtain your new hanging parking permit. Please visit the Parking Permit and Vehicle Intranet page (log in with your StarID) and follow the instructions. After you complete the online process, go to the Public Safety Desk (R.3100) to pick up your permit with a current ID.

You should complete the following list of online training courses, available on D2L Brightspace:

  • ADA Compliance
  • Code of Conduct
  • Personal Empowerment through Self Awareness- Employees (PETSA)
  • Public Jobs Private Data
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention

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