June 10, 2018

Typical New Hire First Day logistics

Dress Code

The dress code for the American Bar Association is professional business casual, unless more formal business attire is required for a particular meeting, event or position.

Work Hours

It is important to clarify your manager's expectation of your work hours on your first day. The ABA workday is 7.5 hours. The workweek is 37.5 hours. Offices are to be staffed between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. Each employee is entitled to a one hour, unpaid, meal period for each workday. Meal periods may be arranged by the supervisor to ensure adequate coverage. All employees must be in the office between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Your closest resource is your manager or supervisor. Additionally, the Human Resources staff can answer employment-related questions.

You will be assigned a buddy within your department, whose purpose will be to answer your questions and get you started.

Required Training

Talk with your manager to identify required training for your position. Additionally, clarify training expectations that are role-specific; there may be procedures or systems you must learn to successfully complete your new responsibilities.

Need Help?

If you need technical help for your computer or telephone, you may also contact the Help Desk at ext. 6249.

Explore your department's website to learn about missions, goals, and organizational structure to get familiar with how your department supports the ABA’s mission and how your new position fits in.