Guide for new CSCF employees

Q and A

What should I do on my first day?

The first three items were modified from the Faculty AdministrationNotes.

Keys: See your manager to get user accounts, and passwords. She will walk you through various administrative thigs such as how to get keys you'll need, and signing up in WatIAM. WatIAM will want to know what email address you'll be using (see below for some suggestions).

WatCard: Bring a copy of your hiring letter (or, call in advance and they will find the info online) to the Wat-Card office in the basement of the Student Life Center, to get your Wat-Card. Then go to the library to register your card and to be able to borrow books from the library.

Contract: Call Human Resources (your manager will tell you who to call) to arrange for an appointment at human resources (in front of Davis Centre), to deal with medical insurance, signing paperwork, and direct deposit stuff. Do this as soon as you can as it is prerequisite to get your medical insurance. Bring your Social Insurance Number.

CSCF security You'll get a key fob from Dave, and a RSA Securid from Guoxiang. Be sure Dave tells you how to deactivate the alarm if you go through an alarmed door after 6pm; and how to deal with security if you set off an alarm. (Basically, call campus security (x22222), tell them who you are and what happened. Be prepared to present ID to responding officers.)

Make sure your alarm code works on all the doors, e.g. both doors of the DC Hardware Lab.

Make sure Dave or someone else has notified MFCF to activate your key fob for the Math Machine Room (MC 3015) and the Math Hardware Lab. The consultant in the Math Machine Room should give you a security alarm code for the Math building.

logins and email You will have accounts on many machines; you probably want your email to collect on one of them. cscf.cs and core.cs are two common choices. You will need to put a .forward file in your main directory on all other machines that are likely to get mail. This includes mfcf.math.

TWiki registration Register yourself as a user with the TWikiRegistration form.

What is this Xhier thing?

see XHierIntroForNewUsers

What CSCF-specific computer resources should I know about?

  • this wiki
  • CS fileserver: \\cs-appserv\ (ask Mike Gore about access and contents)
  • ...

Telephone

Information on using the campus voice mail system is available from the telephone guide: http://phone.uwaterloo.ca/tele_campusvoicemail.html

You may wish to record your personal verification or internal greeting, which is played when someone gets your voice mail (phone busy or not answered). When you are going to be out of the office for over a day, it is a good idea to record a temporary greeting to inform callers you will be away for an extended period. Unlike the vacation message you can set on your mailbox, a temporary greeting can be set to automatically expire at a set date and time.

-- DanielAllen - 24 Jan 2005

Topic revision: r21 - 2010-06-25 - DawnKeenan
 
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