New Employee Orientation Program

Welcome Aboard!
Welcome to the National Park Service. Here, you will find various resources to help you begin your orientation process including getting to know our organization, our values, and our mission. This site provides the essential information, forms, contacts, and checklists to begin working at your new NPS duty station before your first day on the job.

Your orientation begins here and will continue once you are officially on board. Explore this site and utilize these resources to help launch your amazing journey with the Park Service. The New Employee Checklist is a great tool to start with; it will guide you through activities to complete and conversations to come that will help you become accustomed to your new position and environment. The New Employee Handbook and remaining tools provide you with critical Park Service information and support.

Our employees are our most important asset and we are invested in helping you feel welcomed, valued, and engaged.


Welcome address from Director Jarvis!

Welcome from the Director (wmv - 18mb, captioned) Transcript (pdf)

In this 3-minute video, Director Jon Jarvis welcomes all new employees and highlights how we can work together to make America's Best Idea its Best Place to Work.

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