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Day O.N.E. @ UTSA - FAQ's For New Faculty Employees

Who has to attend Day O.N.E. (Orientation for New Employees) @ UTSA?

ALL New benefits eligible Faculty members at the University of Texas at San Antonio that wish to accept benefits.

What is a benefits eligible employee?

An employee who is hired to work at least 20 hours per week for  4 ½ months (135 days) or longer and who have competitively bid on the position for which they were hired.

Do I have the option to decline Benefits?

Yes, if you are declining benefits you MUST sign paperwork declining benefits to the University. 
    • Waiver Form (Link)
    • Political Aid Legislator Form (Link)
    • Employment Acknowledgment Form (Link)

You can fax this paperwork into Human Resources once completed  (Fax-210-458-4647)

If I already have a medical insurance plan, are there any other benefits that I am eligible for?

If you elect to waive the basic Medical plan, you are eligible to receive state Premium Sharing (50% if you are full-time and 25% if you are part-time) to purchase, on a pre-tax basis. You may select one or more of the following options:
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Voluntary Group Term Life
    • Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment

How do I notify HR that I will attend Day O.N.E.@UTSA?

You will need to send a confirmation e-mail to, stating the date that you plan to attend based on the days allocated.

How many days in advance do I need to notify Human Resources of my attendance?

You must notify Human Resources 5 days in advance before a scheduled orientation.

Where do I park during Orientation and do I need a permit?

The Day O.N.E. @ UTSA orientation will be presented at:
University Heights
5723 University Heights Blvd. Suite 500
Parking permits are NOT required to park at this facility.

What do I need to bring to Orientation?

    • Jacket/Sweater the temperature will be variable
    • CV/Resume
    • Acceptable I-9 documents (link)
    • Beneficiary Information (link)
    • Dependant(s) Information (if applicable, Social Security # & date of birth, birth certificate, marriage certificate, adoption or legal guardian documents) (link)
    • Car Information (Make, License Plate, Color, Model)

How long is Day O.N.E. @ UTSA?

Faculty members will be given an Employee Overview and a Benefits summary.
Once the Faculty member has all needed resources and is enrolled in Benefits they are free to leave.  

Who should I contact if I have any questions prior to attending orientation?

You can call Human Resources at 210-458-4648, if you have any questions that need to be answered.


Updated: May 1, 2011