New Employee Orientation

Employee Orientation

Mecklenburg County’s Human Resources presents an interactive New Employee Orientation. This program provides you with a comprehensive introduction to Mecklenburg County’s mission, culture, values, policies, resources and benefits, including insurance and retirement programs.

It is our hope that the information shared and the engaging atmosphere of new hire orientation, reinforces your decision and excitement in joining Mecklenburg County.

In the case of inclement weather or emergency situations, the County may close or delay opening. Please call the Employee News Now line at 980-314-4444 to verify hours of operation prior to reporting. If the county is closed on your scheduled orientation date, you will attend orientation the next day the county is open.

Orientation will start at 9:00 AM. When you arrive you will check in, receive an envelope, and provide your required identification for the Employment Eligibility Verification process (I-9 Form).


  • Completion of Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form)

  • County Overview & Culture

  • IT Security Practices

  • Work Green Program

  • County Benefits

  • Retirement Options

*There will be breaks in between and bagels and coffee are offered.

**The location for New Employee Orientation will be announced the week prior to your scheduled orientation.

Employment Eligibility

At your Orientation, you will be asked to complete a Form I-9. The County participates in the E-Verify program that requires you to enter your Social Security number on the Form I-9. If you have not been issued a social security number or have any questions in regards to this please call the ESC at (704) 432-6947.

*You must present acceptable documentation within the first three days of your start day or this offer will be revoked and your employment will be terminated.

Proof of Identity

You will also need to bring two valid, unexpired forms of identification.

For an employee who adds a child or spouse to their Mecklenburg County insurance who has a different last name it is the County’s policy that the employee supply proof of relationship of the dependent. Acceptable proof would be a copy of a marriage certificate or a copy of a birth certificate.

Proof of relationship items can be received by the benefits representatives during New Employee Orientation or sent to the Employee Service Center directly.

Badge Photo Guidelines

Prior to Orientation, you will be contacted by our Asset and Facility Management Security Division with instructions on how to submit your photo for your County Employee Badge. The badge must meet the following requirements:

  • Photo must be taken by someone else; no selfies.
  • Must be in JPEG format.
  • Policies
  • Should have a 5-foot minimum distance.
  • Background needs to be light colored, such as a white wall in a house, with no objects behind them.
  • Must be from the upper chest to top of the head.
  • No furniture or pictures present in the photo.
  • You can be seated or standing in the photo.
  • No hats allowed unless required by religion.
  • Can’t be a scanned photo, must be a photo taken using a camera or a mobile device.

Transfer of Service

If you have previously been employed by other government agencies in North Carolina (state or local), this service credit counts toward sick and vacation accrual, and can be transferred. Please send the form below to the Mecklenburg County Benefits Division: