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New Employee Orientation

Guide to New Employee Orientation at the City of Springfield


We are pleased you have chosen a career at the City of Springfield! We would like to take this time to welcome you and help make your transition to the City of Springfield as simple as possible. We have created this page to guide you through the new employee orientation process.

   What to Bring

    Driver’s license and social security card to complete I-9 verification.
   Banking information including account number and routing number, and a voided check or bank deposit slip for direct deposit.
   If you intend to enroll any spouse/dependent(s) in health insurance, bring a copy of their social security card, along with all necessary supporting legal documentation, such as marriage license, civil union certificate, birth certificate if adding a child, and/or court order.


Please review benefit options prior to Orientation

Online benefits enrollment will be discussed during orientation and you will have 30 days to review, complete and submit your online forms to Human Resources. Please review and be prepared to select benefits during new employee orientation.

   Employee Benefits Booklet
    Retirement – Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
    Deferred Compensation
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    Life, AD&D, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness, Cancer
    Federal Transparency in Coverage Machine Readable Files

   Attire Guidelines

Attire is business casual, please be prepared to have your photo taken for your ID badge. Refrain from wearing gray, green, or light blue colored shirts.


Parking options for orientation day:

   Hoogland Center Public Parking located at 420 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701. See the map below for walking directions from the parking garage to Municipal Center West.
   Map: New Employee Orientation Parking (Municipal Center West)
   Street parking around Municipal Center West is free, but you must abide by the time limits on parking signs.