Agency Information

WELCOME to the Oregon Employment Department (OED). The information provided here is so that you will know what to expect on your first day, and to help make your first days go smoothly. Starting a new job always comes with a bit of anxiety. It’s also an opportunity to learn and ask lots of questions. We want you to know we are glad you are here and are committed to your success.

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​​​Before you start work at OED there are a few things you can do to make your first day run smoothly.

CHECK WORKDAY FOR YOUR OFFER LETTER AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT TASKS
Within a few days after verbally accepting an offer of employment you will receive a formal offer letter and several pre-employment tasks in your Workday account (the system you applied; CLI​CK HERE​ to sign in). 

ACCEPT YOUR OFFER LETTER AND COMPLETE PRE-EMPLOYMENT TASKS
Once you see the offer letter, review and accept it, and complete the pre-employment tasks in Workday.​ If there are any questions or errors, please contact Human Resources at: OED_INFO_OEDHR@employ.oregon.gov  
 
RETRIEVE YOUR EMPLOYEE ID NUMBER AND TEMPORARY WORKDAY PASSWORD
Shortly after accepting your offer in Workday, you will receive two emails: one email will include your new OR number (this is your employee number) and the other email contains a temporary password you will use to access and set-up your internal Workday account. Please bring this information with you on your first day
You will be afforded time during onboarding to access and set-up your internal Workday account. Should you choose to set up your Workday account or complete any activities in Workday prior to your start date, it is by your choice and you will not be compensated for your time.
*Note: if you are transfering from another state agency you will continue to use your same Workday account.

GATHER YOUR I-9 DOCUMENTS
On your first day we will need to check documents for your I-9 form. CLICK HERE​ to see what documents are acceptable for this process. 



​​You will be met by your manager or a designated person on your first day. It is likely that you will have your picture taken for the internal employee directory and badge (as applicable), so be photo ready. Remember to bring your Workday credentials that were emailed to you and appropriate identification for the I-9 form.

A lot of your first day will be familiarizing yourself to your new surroundings, co-workers and colleagues.
Here are some tips to make your fist day the best it can be:
  • Be on time
  • Ask questions
  • Smile
Don’t worry about remembering names – you will meet multiple people the first days and weeks, so unless you have an eidetic memory you won’t remember all of them.
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​​​​Office of Human Resources
Oregon Employment Department
875 Union St. NE #102
Salem, OR 97311

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

Contact

Phone: 503-947-1289
Fax: 503-947-1318
TTY: 800-735-2900​