New Employee Resources

The Human Resources Office would like to congratulate you on your appointment with Winona State University. We’re glad you’re here! Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the important information below.

Prior to Your First Day

New hires will receive a welcome email from Winona State University Human Resources.  New hires will also receive an email from Minnesota State containing a secure link to create an online profile where personal information will be entered for the payroll system. You must complete the online profile prior to your first day in order to have access when you start.

On Your First Day

Go to Human Resources, Somsen 114, to complete and sign your I-9 Employment Verification form. You will also be required to provide document(s) to prove your eligibility for employment in the U.S. Only genuine, original, unexpired documents from the List of Acceptable Documents can be accepted.

Note: If your employment is on the Rochester campus, go to Student Services 128 to complete the form. If you are hired to work at a remote location within the U.S. and you are not able to physically come to campus please contact Human Resources at 507.457.5005.


After Employment Starts

New Employee Orientation - All Employees

Upon hire new employees are enrolled in an online New Employee Orientation which covers history, campus resources, parking, payroll, benefits, policies, and procedures.  Instructions for completing the D2L Brightspace course will be sent to your WSU email.


Benefits Orientation - Newly Eligible Employees

Human Resource offers individual sessions on retirement and insurance benefits for newly eligible employees.


If you have questions about orientation contact Jessica Wenzel in the Human Resources Office.

The New Employee Checklist (PDF) is designed specifically for adjunct faculty.

The New Employee Tips and Tools site provided information on id numbers, getting a employee id card, email, calendars, parking teaching resources, campus access and equipment and safety and security.