Your First Week

Service Audience:
  • New Employee

Faculty Profile

UTA uses Digital Measures for faculty academic profiles. The profile includes contact information, academic accomplishments, and teaching assignments for the semester. New faculty must create their profile and upload course syllabi in Digital Measures. Contact your hiring department for more details.

Insurance Coverage

You must make your insurance elections online in MY UT Benefits during your Initial Benefits Enrollment period, which is the first 31 calendar days of employment. If you do not make elections and you are a full-time employee, you will default to the Basic Coverage only. If you are a part-time employee, you will forfeit insurance coverage altogether if elections are not made.

When you complete the enrollment you will need the required Documentation for Eligible Dependents. For information on benefits, see the Office of Talent, Culture, and Engagement Benefits page.

Retirement Option

Review the Retirement Options. You are automatically enrolled in TRS. If you are eligible for and choose Optional Retirement Program (ORP), then submit enrollment forms within 90 calendar days of employment.

Compliance Training

Compliance training is required of all employees as part of their job responsibilities. You will receive an email when your training is available. Once the email is received, you have 14 days to complete the training. If you have questions, please contact University Compliance Services at 817-272-2080 or

New employees will complete the training within their first 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.

Supervisor Meeting

Meet with your supervisor to discuss your job description, performance expectations, probationary period, and performance evaluation.

New Employee Experience

Attend the new employee orientation to learn more about the University of Texas at Arlington, listen to policies and procedures related to your employment, and meet representatives from different departments.


Collaboration: Building authentic partnerships to leverage access, skills, talents, and knowledge to achieve desired results.
Community of Belonging: Creating a thriving community that demonstrates appreciation, value, and respect for all individuals.
Excellence: Approaching all actions with high standards and exemplary service.
Innovation: Consistently striving to think and act in new and creative ways.
Integrity: Demonstrating honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior.


If you need a physical key to access assigned facilities, your supervisor will process a key request form online to request your key. The online form is located here: Normally there is a twenty-four hour turn around. Only the employee whose name appears on the request will be allowed to sign for the key(s). Remember to take your valid university identification card or driver's license to pick up key(s) at Key Control Service located in the J.D. Wetsel Building, Suite 100 (view map).

If you have questions, please contact Key Control Services at or 817-272-2209.