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New Hire Resources

We’re thrilled to welcome you to our team!

This page serves as your comprehensive resource for essential information as you embark on this exciting journey with us. At Unity, we foster a collaborative and innovative environment where you can contribute your unique skills and ideas while valuing teamwork and our university’s mission. Your first day is just around the corner, and we’ve got you covered with all the logistics, from orientation details to essential paperwork.


Getting Ready for Your First Day? 

Faculty and staff chat happily at the Unity BBQ.

We’re excited to have you join us here at Unity. Whether you’re at our Pineland Campus or up at Sky Lodge in Jackman-Moose River, we look forward to working with you. On your first day, there are a few key details to know before you get here.



Depending on your role, you may work at one of our many locations around Maine. Talk to your hiring manager before your first day to determine which of the following locations is the right one for you to go:

       Yarmouth Hall: 19 Yarmouth Dr, New Gloucester, ME 04260
       Raymond Hall: 49 Farm View Rd. Gray, ME 04260
       Freeport Hall/TIEP: 70 Farm View Rd. Gray, ME 04260
       Unity Environmental University, Campus: 90 Quaker Hill Rd, Unity, ME 04988
       McKay Farms: 54 Greenhouse Ln. Thorndike, ME 04986
       Sky Lodge: 2 Sky Lodge Dr. Moose River, ME 04945


What to Bring


COVID Policy/Proof of Vaccination

Unity Environmental University will require that employees that work at any of the Unity Environmental University locations be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. For our purposes, a person is “fully vaccinated” when they have received either:

        A two-dose series of an RNA vaccine followed by a booster

        The one-dose Janssen vaccine followed by a booster

I-9 Documents

List A

List B

List C

US Passport

Driver’s License or ID card issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address

A Social Security account number card, unless the card includes one of the following restrictions:




Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)

ID card issued by Federal, State, or Local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address

Certification of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Forms DS-1350, FS-545, FS-240)

An unexpired Foreign Passport with a temporary I-551 Stamp

School ID card with a photograph

Original or Certified Copy of Birth Certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, or territory of the United States bearing an official seal

An unexpired Employment Authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I-766, I-688, I-688A, I-688B)

Voter’s Registration card

Native American Tribal document

An unexpired Foreign Passport with an unexpired Arrival Departure record, Form I-94, bearing the same name as the passport and contain an endorsement of the alien’s nonimmigration status if that status authorizes the alien to work for the employer

U.S. Military card or draft record

U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)


Military dependent’s ID card

Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)


U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card

Employment Authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security


Native American Tribal document



Driver’s license issued by a Canadian government authority




What Can You Expect During Your First 90 Days?

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In your first 90 days, expect a structured onboarding process to acclimate to your role, meet colleagues, and set clear goals for your initial months. Should you have immediate questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your supervisor.

Planned Vacations During First 90 Days & PTO Accrual

While all benefits begin accruing on day one of employment, PTO will be subject to the 90-day initial employment period. You will accrue PTO beginning your first day of employment with us but will not be able to withdraw on the balance until the 90-day period has passed. For any planned time off during this period, you will need to confirm with your supervisor. This time will mostly likely be unpaid time off if approved.

HR Compliance Training

During your first 90 days, you are required to complete a series of compliance training videos. Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Data Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Workplace Expectations
  • DE&I
  • Title IX



At Unity Environmental University, the term employees includes all faculty and staff.

All employees are expected to adhere to the Unity Environmental University Employee Handbook and code of conduct. Each SEBU has additional specific expectations of employees and unique staff and faculty handbooks.

Employees are accountable to the supervisor identified in their job description, first and foremost. After that, they will be accountable to either the Head of the SEBU or the Chief Officer of an Enterprise area depending on their assignment, and ultimately the President.


Company Laptop Policy

Laptops are given to all employees on their first day of employment.


Dress Code

Our dress code maintains a professional yet comfortable standard, reflecting our commitment to excellence.

RAVE Emergency Notifications

Your safety is important to us. During your first 90 days, you will receive instructions from your manager to set up RAVE Emergency Notifications. These notifications allow university security and campus facilities to communicate with faculty and staff to note closures, hazardous conditions, and more.


Employees may be expected to travel among Unity locations depending on the position. Other travel depends on the position and the nature of the event. Talk to your hiring manager to learn more about travel expectations for your role.