New Employees


The Washoe County New Employee Orientation (NEO) is designed to welcome new employees, introduce them to working at the County and provide them with information that is critical to successful employment with the organization.

The New Employee Orientation Agenda (subject to change):

8:00 Introductions with County Manager, John Slaughter

8:45 Washoe County Overview and Complex Tour - HR

10:00 Washoe County Policies - HR

11:45 Communication - Nancy Leuenhagen - Communication Director

12:00 Break for Lunch

1:00 Employee Benefits - Kristie Harmon/Vicki Scott, HR

2:45 Property Casualty, Worker’s Compensation; Celeste Wallick, Risk Management

3:20 Emergency Management, Aaron Kenneston, Emergency Manager

3:55 Technology at Washoe County; Paul Burr, Technology Services

4:30  FISH and Wrap Up, HR

New Employee Orientation - Occurs on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.  2019 dates are subject to change: 

  • January 16,  2019
  • February 20, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • June 19, 2019
  • July 17, 2019
  • September 18, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

New Employee Introduction at BCC New Employees will be invited to a Board of County Commissioners meeting to be introduced to the Commissioners on the second BCC meeting of the month following the new employee orientation.

  • January 15, 2019
  • February 19, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • April 16, 2019
  • May 21, 2019
  • June 18, 2019
  • July 16, 2019
  • August 20, 2019
  • September 17, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 19, 2019

ID Badges New employees needing pictures taken for ID badges, may go to the Community Services Department, County Complex, Bldg A, 2nd Floor on Thursdays between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. They will need an authorization form (ID Badge - Acknowledgement and Issuance Form - see below) and photo ID.

Fingerprinting New/Rehired employees requiring fingerprints taken, may go to the Sheriff's Office Records Division (911 Parr Blvd, 1st floor) on Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Note: Friday's tend to be busy.  Please bring a photo ID and the department authorized Fingerprint Request Form

Policy Training All New Employees (including Intermittent, Part Time Employees and Interns) are required to take mandatory WC Policy Training (Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation).  Supervisors and Managers are required to take WC Policy Training for Supervisors.  Both of these classes fulfill the mandatory two-year training requirement for all Washoe County employees. 

Defensive Driver's Training New Employees who will be driving on county business either in a  County vehicle or private vehicle are required to take Defensive Driver's Training. 

New Employee Resources 

HR Reps - For additional new hire resources, go to HR Representatives

For full listing of Policy, Procedures and Forms

Washoe County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin in the activities
and/or services which it provides. EOE

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