The Employer will provide an on-line orientation for new House Officers at the beginning of employment. The House Officers Association will be provided the opportunity to make a pre-recorded video presentation, which will be included as part of the mandatory electronic orientation materials. The HOA video presentation will be no more than 15 minutes in length and will be distributed in the same manner as the Employer distributes other electronic orientation materials.


In addition to the on-line orientation modules, the Employer currently organizes at the institutional level (e.g. organized by the GME Office), in-person on-boarding days for incoming Employees, which typically include activities such as obtaining their University identification badges, completing the Occupational Health Services health assessment, and I-9 completion. To the extent that the Employer continues to organize these institutional-level on-boarding days, the Association will be provided with the opportunity to have face-to-face interaction with House Officers at any such events that are held for groups of 20 or more House Officers and occur between June 16 and August 1 each year. The HOA shall be provided with space similar to that provided to the University of Michigan Health System or University departments or groups who participate in the on-boarding days, in a visible location, and shall have the opportunity to distribute written literature. For all other incoming House Officers, the Employer will provide each House Officer with a hard-copy packet of information about the Association during the on-boarding process. Each year, no later than May 1, the Employer will notify the Association of the approximate number of packets needed for this purpose. The Association will provide the packets to the Employer no later than June 1.


The Employer will not require incoming House Officers to render services to the Employer prior to the employment start date. Standard prerequisites for entering employment or training shall not be considered compensable services, except that the Employer will provide the opportunity for HOI's to receive BLS, ACLS and/or PALS certification during the institutional orientation.