Onboarding and Training

The Office of Human Resources offers training on a variety of employment related topics and leads the planning for the Campus Professional Development Days, which currently take place annually during the month of January.  Supervisors and staff are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resources if assistance is needed in locating professional development opportunities.  Some of the professional development opportunities available include:

  • Current Human Resources Professional Development Workshops On Campus
  • The MetroWest Leadership Academy
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division Training Programs
  • Mandatory State Ethics Training - APPLIES TO ALL EMPLOYEES (paid and unpaid)

Please also explore training and development opportunities offered through:

  • Education Technology Office
  • Continuing Education
  • Henry Whittemore Library


New Employee Orientation/ Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention

The Office of Human Resources, in collaboration with the Information Technology Services and Campus Police, offers a New Employee Orientation Program (“NEOP”) on a quarterly basis.  NEOP is designed to help acquaint new employees to Framingham State by providing them with information that they may not have received upon hire.  Some of the topics we cover includes information about benefits, the University Portal, policies and procedures, and other resources that are available to staff and faculty.  We also give participants the opportunity to ask questions and to meet other employees who are also “new” to the University.  Feel free to join us, even if you are not new to the University, but would like a refresher about your benefits!  

The second half of the day will be a workshop on Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace.  New employees, and employees who would like a refresher, are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop.