New Employees and Work

Below are some frequently asked questions and answers for new employees.

HR information related to COVID-19 is found here.

Those who are new and starting work at CWRU

The HR Employment Team hosts virtual orientation by Zoom for new staff members weekly on Mondays starting at 9am. You will receive the link before your start date.

Contact the HR Service Center at or 216-368-6964 to schedule a time to compelte your new hire paperwork.

The federal form I-9 requires the employer to inspect the employee’s documents and must be done ON OR BEFORE your first day of work.

Environmental Health and Safety hosts safety training weekly on Tuesdays for employees who are required to attend.

The HR Employment Team will coordinate efforts with Health Services and communicate to the new employee.

Contact Human Resources at 216.368.6964 or to schedule a time to turn in your benefits enrollment documentation.

Alternatively, you may return your Benelect Enrollment Packet electronically via the secure cloud content management website, Box, at Ask HR Box. When returning, please make sure to include dependent documentation at the time of submission for anyone else you may be covering.

If you choose to cover a spouse/spouse equivalent you will also need to complete the Working Spouse Premium to note that they either have access to other health insurance and you will therefore be charged the additional $100 premium or that they do not have access to other health insurance so you are eligible to waive the additional premium. 

You will receive a confirmation email from once your documents have been uploaded.   

A reminder that this must be compelted within 30 days.

For supervisors

Benefits questions

Please contact the HR Benefits Office at 216.368.5000.

Additionally, documents can be sent to through Box. If an employee can’t use Box, PHI should be blacked out, and the employee should call to provide information over the phone.

General questions

For any additional questions, please contract the HR Service Center at 216.368.6964 or between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.