New Employee Orientation

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Fairleigh Dickinson University and provide you with a guide to help you during your first few days of employment. Please review all of the material provided in the navigation column. If you have any questions at all, please call me at (201) 692-2705.

— Patricia Miller, Manager of Employment

History and Mission

FDU has come a long way since 1942. Read all about the history and mission of FDU in the About Us section of the website.

Getting Started

On your first day of employment, it will be necessary for you to provide the Office of Human Resources with pertinent payroll/human resource forms such as:

Mandatory Documents

Voluntary Documents

Systems Access

To access your University email account, you will need to claim an FDU NETID.. The NETID will allow you to access all university services, including your email.

Your NETID will also provide access to Self-Service. The Self-Service system allows faculty and staff to review their class rosters, enter student grades; and allows students to view their grades, advisors, etc. Self-Service grants access to pertinent information in our Student Information System. To create an account or if you have any technical difficulties using Self-Service, please send an email to


Employer ID and Parking Decal

All employees are required to obtain a Fairleigh Dickinson University identification card, as well as a parking decal. All employees are required to park in designated areas as posted throughout the campus.

Identification cards and parking decals are processed at the Public Safety Department on your home campus. What you will need to know when filling out the Parking Decal request form is the make and model of your vehicle as well as the license plate number.

Campus Photo Tour

Things to Know

Information for Union Employees

The University has entered into an agreement with Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 153, AFL-CIO.

Information for Exempt Professional Employees

Professional Administrative Senate (PAS) exists to represent the professional and administrative personnel of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Senate has the functions of:

  1. Providing a forum for the development of professional and administrative programs and services.
  2. Providing a means for the articulation of specific professional interests and needs within the University.

Membership in the PAS is open to all full-time exempt employees and administrative personnel who work a normal workweek of 35 hours for nine, ten, eleven, or twelve months during the year and are not eligible to participate in any bargaining unit recognized by the University. Individuals who hold tenure or faculty status or have the ability to negotiate their own contracts are ineligible for PAS membership.