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What to Expect on Your First Day

New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation has changed due to the Global Pandemic. Current instructions will be forwarded to you by a HR Representative to follow during this period.

Please report to the Human Resources Division, located in the Research Support Building, Bldg. 400B, 20 Brookhaven Avenue, promptly at 8:30 a.m. on your first day of employment.

In the event of inclement weather that could possibly close the Laboratory or delay its opening, keep up-to-date by calling (631) 344-INFO or visiting the BNL home page.

When you arrive at the Laboratory’s Main Gate, you should be in the right-hand lane. Inform the patrol officer that you are a new employee. You will be directed to sign-in at the security trailer located on the right side of the guard booth and asked to show appropriate identification. In addition, once inside the trailer you will be asked for your license plate number; so be prepared to provide this information. At the security trailer you will be given a temporary identification sticker.

What You Will Need

To have a productive first day of work, you should plan on having the following items and information with you.

  1. Proper Identification - You must provide proper identification as proof that you are eligible to work in the United States.
    Brookhaven National Laboratory participates in E-Verify, which requires us to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Brookhaven National Laboratory will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Acceptable forms of ID.
  2. Dependent Information – You will need the name, date of birth, and social security number of all dependents to complete your medical and dental insurance paperwork. You will be required to submit a copy of your marriage certificate and birth certificates for any dependents you wish to add to your benefits.
  3. Beneficiary Information – You will need the name, address and birth date of all beneficiaries for your life insurance policy.
  4. Vehicle Information – You will be asked to provide make, model and license plate information for each vehicle that you will be driving on site. You will also need to show your cars’ registration.

What You Will Do

Your first day at Brookhaven National Laboratory will consist of a variety of orientation activities.

  • Check-In
  • Brief Overview of BNL Lab
  • GET Training (New Employee/Guest Orientation) – Safety Training, which includes an overview of ergonomics, cyber security, traffic safety, etc.
  • Badging/Vehicle Registration – You will have your picture taken for your BNL ID badge and receive a sticker for your vehicles.
  • Sign-Up for Benefits

Additional Resources

To assist with the benefits sign-up process (if applicable), please review the BSA Benefits Program.

New Hire Benefits Orientation

BSA Retirement Program

Every Monday at 8:15 a.m., a shuttle will bring new hires from the on-site apartment area to Human Resources, Building 400, to attend orientation at 8:30 a.m. On-site housing guests should meet at the bus stop near the Lollypop House (apartment area – close to apartment 5) PROMPTLY at 8:15 a.m. Note: If the Lab is closed for a Holiday on a Monday, this service will be provided on the first day back after the Monday holiday.

  • On-site Services, such as the U.S. Post Office
  • Banking Services, including ATM machine locations
  • Maps & Directions: Directions to BNL and maps of the campus – the Human Resources Department & the Housing Office are located in Building 400 – Research Support Building on the Central Campus map.