First day of work at Headquarters

Congratulations on your new job at Basin Electric! We are so happy to have you joining the co-op family. Here are some tips to help get you ready for your first day of work at Headquarters.

What time should I get to work?

Please report to the receptionist at 8 a.m.

What about dress code?

Staff is expected to present a professional, business-like image.

Where should I park?

Park in any undesignated parking space in our West parking lot.

What will I do when I get there?

An orientation is being scheduled for you. You will receive details about your orientation on your first day of employment.

What should I bring?

  • Bring documents to provide evidence of identity and employment authorization
  • Social security numbers and dates of birth for any dependents or beneficiaries
  • Banking information or a voided check for direct deposit
  • Marriage license (if applicable)

What do people do for lunch?

Our cafeteria is available with reasonably priced meals. The cafeteria accepts cash and debit or credit cards. There are ATMs available.

You may also bring your own lunch and eat in the cafeteria. Of course, you're free to leave over lunch as well.

What day is payday? What about other benefits.

Payday is every other week. Please take a look at our benefits page. Benefits will also be discussed during orientation.

Do you have information on my new community?

Please take a look at our Communities page. If you have other questions, please ask your recruiter.

What is the policy on smoking?

North Dakota law "prohibit[s] smoking, including the use of electronic smoking devices, in public places and most places of employment in the state, including certain outdoor areas."

Basin Electric has had and will continue to have the following policy in place for Headquarters: "The Cooperative buildings are smoke-free. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only. The Cooperative supports a safe and healthy working environment and encourages all employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Where smoking is permitted, the law prohibits smoking within 20 feet of entrance."

Smoking in company vehicles is prohibited.

Other Basin Electric facilities

If you're starting at one of Basin Electric's outlying facilities, please visit with your recruiter for first day of work information. You can also find information on our Dakota Gasification Company website.

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