During Your First Few Days

Benefits and Pension Documentation: To ensure that your benefit and pension enrollment is processed on a timely basis, it is imperative that you complete and return the following documents from your employee package as soon as possible.  If you have not received these documents, copies may be obtained through OC Express on My Okanagan

  • BC Medical Services Plan – Application for Group Enrollment
  • Extended Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment – OC Application for Group Benefits
  • Optional Life Insurance – Application for Optional Life/Excess Amounts/Late Entrants
  • Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment – Enrolment Request
  • College Pension Plan - College Pension Enrolment or Exemption (for Term Faculty and Non-Regular Vocational)

Learn more about the Okanagan College Benefits Program as well as your eligibility by reviewing the online benefits and pension information.

Campus Services, Resources and Facilities: Explore the variety of services and facilities available at OC including: recreation facilities, library, food servicesbookstore, and health services.

Computer Systems: Many positions at Okanagan College require access to various computer systems such as Banner, FAST, and My Okanagan. Speak with your department contact to determine whether or not you require access to these systems and, if so, whether access has been granted.

Frequently Asked Questions: Learn more about the Benefit Plans, Employee and Family Assistance Program and Pension Plans by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions.

Keys / Proximity Cards: Speak with your department contact to ensure that you receive keys to your office/department and/or a proximity card (as applicable).

Parking Permit: If you drive to work, speak with your department contact to request a parking permit to park in designated staff parking areas.

Payroll Calendar/Timesheets: Review the Payroll Calendar found in the forms section of My Okanagan for information about payroll deadlines, OC pay dates, statutory holidays, and the December OC closure and, if applicable the procedure for completing/submitting timesheets.

Photo ID: Speak with your department contact regarding the procedure to obtain an OC Identification Card (OC ID).

Policies, Procedures and Collective Agreements: Review the Human Resources website to determine the policies, procedures and collective agreement provisions that are applicable to you.

Telephone and Voice Mail: Determine your telephone local and establish your voice mail message. Refer to the Telephone Manual specific to your phone model for instructions on how to initialize your voice-mail, change your password and retrieve voice-mail message. A PIN number is required to make long distance calls. Speak with department contact to determine if long distance access will be provided to you and, if so, to obtain your PIN.

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