New Employee Resource Center

Welcome to the University of Oregon!

The University of Oregon provides a competitive benefits package to all eligible employees (.50 FTE or more and expected to work 90 days) that includes options best suited to their needs and the needs of their family.

Enrollment in benefits is not automatic.

As a new employee, you have 30 days from your date of hire, to select and enroll in the health plans.  Employee Benefit Orientations are available to inform employees of their options and assist with selecting the most appropriate plans. Please register for an orientation immediately upon hire either online or by contacting the Benefits Office at 541-346-3085.

If you miss this initial enrollment period, you can only enroll with a Qualified Event or during our mandatory open enrollment each fall.

Most employees pay 5% of the monthly healthcare premiums for themselves and eligible dependents. Eligible dependents include spouse, domestic partner (same and opposite sex), and dependent children.  Coverage of domestic partners and their children may have tax implications. A complete description of eligible dependents is available on the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) website in the Summary Plan Description, Section 1, page 13.

Actual cost will vary based on employee classification and plans selected. Healthcare includes medical, vision and dental plans.

A variety of optional benefit plans (life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short and Long Term Disability, etc) are also available. Employees pay 100% of monthly premiums for optional benefits.

Get Benefits Information

Get Registered

Benefit Orientation (benefit eligible employees)

New employees eligible for benefits (0.50FTE or more) have 30 days from date of hire to select and enroll in the UO benefit program.  Employee Benefit Orientations are available to assist employees in selecting the most appropriate plans.

Register for Benefit Orientation

New Employee Orientation

Human Resources conducts a half-day workshop to acquaint new employees with the organization, structure and philosophy of the University of Oregon:

Register for New Employee Orientation

Courtesy Post-Doctoral Appointments

Courstesy Post-Doc employees have a benefit offering that is different from other benefit eligible employees.

Courtesy Post-Doc Insurance Options

Get Connected

UO employees use email, DuckWeb, and a variety of other electronic resources.  Gaining access to these resources should occur right away.

Employees need two sets of login information:

UO ID Number and PAC
to access DuckWeb*

New employees receive a UO ID Number and personal access code (PAC) from the hiring department:

  • The UO ID number begins with "95" and is nine digits long.
  • The PAC is 6 digits and must include a capital letter, a small letter and one number, case sensitive.
  • Employees are asked to reset their temporary PAC upon initial login.
  • Manage your PAC in DuckWeb at

DuckID and Password
to access email, Canvas, and other campus services

New employees use their UO ID Number and PAC to claim their DuckID and establish their Duck ID password, which is used to access UO technology systems:

  • The DuckID is the UO email address when followed by
  • Passwords must be at least 8 digits, with a minimum 1 alpha and 1 numeric. 
  • Manage your DuckID and password at

*DuckWeb is a secure website that interfaces with the university’s central administrative system.  DuckWeb allows access to payroll data and personal information.  Faculty use DuckWeb to obtain class lists and for grading.

For more information on technology access, see

Assistance with Technology Login

  • For assistance with the UO ID number, contact the hiring department.
  • For assistance with the PAC, contact Human Resources, 541-346-3159.
  • For assistance with the DuckID and password, contact the Information Services Help Desk, 151 McKenzie Hall, by email at, by phone at 541-346-4357.

ID Card

New employees may obtain a UO ID card at the UO Card Office in Room 12 of the Erb Memorial Union (EMU).  Room 12 is on the lower level, adjacent to the Union Market.  New employees should bring their contract and UO ID number.  Your hiring department can assist with both kinds of required information.  Also bring conventional photo ID (driver’s license or passport).  For more information, see the card office website at  Their phone number is 541-346-3113.  If your ID card will be used for building access, contact your hiring department for the required information for proximity access.