New employee information
The following resources will help you settle in, get to work quickly and comfortably, and provide assistance in case of emergency.
New Hire Contacts
|firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Temporary Access Badge||DFCM||801-530-6599|
|Admin. Exec. Assistant||Julie Priceemail@example.com|
|Intranet Access||Jason Backfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Employee Resource Information Center (ERIC)||Division of Human Resource Management||801-538-3742||Main Email: AskERIC@utah.govPayroll Email:ERICpayroll@utah.gov|
Commerce encourages the exchange of cell phone numbers between employees and their direct supervisor in case of emergency.
The state of Utah allows employees set-up to work remotely to work from home on “surge days,” which may be taken as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, in cases of inclement weather, or on poor air quality days in order to reduce transportation related pollution. Surge days are often classified with little notification; therefore, employees are encouraged to follow @remoteworkutah on Twitter for up to date announcements on surge days. Your direct supervisor or new hire contact may also be of assistance on potential surge days.
Employee attire at the Utah Department of commerce is business casual. However, business professional dress is required at times, especially among division directors and management level staff. Fridays are currently “dress casual” days. However, the following rules for casual dress listed under “Employee Code of Conduct” (found on the department’s Intranet still apply:
“Employees shall be appropriately groomed and dressed for their position, and shall wear neat, clean, well-maintained, and professional attire appropriate to the type of work they do. Body art (tattoos) that depicts violence, profanity, is gang related, is of a sexually explicit nature, or is deemed workplace inappropriate must not be visible. Employees also shall maintain good personal hygiene. In compliance with this policy, the following are examples of unacceptable attire, even on a day designated as a “dress-down” day:
a. torn, patched/faded clothing;
b. tank tops;
c. halter tops;
d. tube tops;
e. bare midriffs;
g. athletic clothing;
h. leggings, unless appropriately covered by other clothing;
i. muscle shirts;
j. skirts shorter than mid-thigh;
k. shorts; and
l. shirts with obscene or foul language or images.”
Executive Director, Margaret Busse recommended the following guidelines to Utah Department of Commerce employees:
“With the emergence of the Omicron variant, Utah case counts are rivaling numbers seen at the height of the pandemic. As such, we are strongly encouraging all employees to wear face coverings when in prolonged close contact with/meeting with others… as cases rise.
While I know some – myself included – find it harder to communicate wearing a mask, at this time it is prudent to wear one in light of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. Mask wearing is not mandatory, but I hope that each of you will join me in wearing a mask. Medical masks, including N95 and KN95 masks, are more effective than cloth masks at preventing infection. We have a supply of KN95 masks available to any Commerce employee who wants one at Julie Price’s desk in Administration on the second floor.”
At the Utah Department of Commerce, vaccines and booster shots are encouraged.
Each division is responsible for managing parking accommodations for their employees. Employees will be asked to park in one of the following locations:
· The underground parking garage accessible on 200 E. in between 300 S. and 400 S.
· The Wells Fargo Parking garage accessible on Broadway (300 S.) in between Main St. and State St.
· The north parking lot, across from the Heber M. Wells building, accessible through Edison St., off of 200 S.
If you are unable to access parking for any reason, you may park in the Broadway Parking garage, across from the Heber M. Wells building for a fee. Ask the new hire contact in your division for a one-day parking validation.
Commerce IT staff will provide you with access to the Commerce intranet. Within your first week, you will receive an email with log-in information. The intranet has a number of valuable resources including:
· A department directory, complete with employee pictures for reference
· Safety Guidelines and evacuation information
· A room scheduler to schedule boardrooms for large meetings/lunches, etc.
· Wellness and Culture Information· Department policy and procedure
The following map shows restaurant options within walking distance of the Heber M. Wells Building in orange. For a closer look, click here.