Your First 30 Days

  • Teacher at Samuels Elementary

  • 1. HR Action Items

    • Complete the New Employee Orientation (NEO) webinar to learn more about DPS, including policies and benefits
      • New Employee Orientation Webinar: Please make sure to complete all of the New Employee Orientation online modules. Check your DPS email for information about how to access this required curriculum within the district Learning Management System. Total time to view all modules is apporximately 2 hours.
    • NEO Webinar Link (Coming Soon)!
    • Complete the following items via Employee Action Center 
      • Sign up for DPS's online pay and benefits system.
      • Sign up for direct deposit. If you have questions about signing up for direct deposit, visit, please contact Payment Services at 720-423-1399 or
      • Complete your state and federal tax elections
    • Optional Items can be completed here:
      • Sign up to receive your W-2 and 1095-C electronically
      • Plan for your retirement with PERA
      • Complete the optional Life Insurance Form
      • Sign up for the sick leave bank within your first 60 days
    • Sign up for or waive health benefits
      If you are having trouble signing up for health benefits, please contact HR Connect at 720-423-3900 or

  • 2. Professional Development Action Items

  • 3. DPS New Teacher Induction Requirements

    Complete New Teacher Induction Requirements. If you have an initial license, you must complete New Teacher Induction to earn an Induction Certificate which is necessary to apply for your professional license. Please click here to review the 2021-2022 DPS Induction Requirements. If you have questions, please consult the FAQ or email

    When you are hired, you are automatically enrolled in the New Teacher Induction Certification Program through Learning Space. Through this learning management system, you will be able to self-report completion of hours as well as register and get credit for required sessions. When you complete all requirements, you will be prompted to access and print your Induction Certificate. If you have questions or concerns, please email 

    When you apply to the Colorado Department of Education to convert your Initial License to a Professional License, attach the Induction Certificate to your application. Learn more about licensing here.

  • 4. Connect with your New Teacher Ambassador

    Please reach out to your building leader if you have not yet been connected with your New Teacher Ambassador (NTA). Most schools have an NTA or someone that will fill the roll the NTA would provide. Your NTA is responsible for welcoming new teachers to schools and providing support and resources within your building.

    The NTA does this by providing social emotional support and school-based logistical support. NTAs also work as communication hubs, sharing and reinforcing information from the school’s leadership team and New Teacher Team to new hires. NTAs can support new hires with locating resources and information on The Commons and other DPS systems.