New Employee Orientation

Welcome to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. We’re glad you are joining us here at DNREC, as we call ourselves. This page will help get you started with us.


… a healthy environment where people embrace a commitment to the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of the environment in their daily lives; where Delawareans’ stewardship of natural resources ensures the sustainability of these resources for the appreciation and enjoyment of future generations; and where people recognize that a healthy environment and a strong economy support one another.

Learn More About Us

DNREC is a large agency. We cover a lot of ground. We offer Delawareans and visitors to the state great recreational opportunities. We keep them safe while they swim, boat, hunt, fish, watch birds, bike, and more. And we help Delawareans keep their air, land, and water safe and pollution-free.

Take a moment to learn about the several divisions and major programs in the department. They have different goals and objectives, but they all work together to meet the Vision, Mission, Values and Priorities of the department.

Learn about efforts to continually improve how we work together for the good of our clients, the people of the state.

First, Do the Statewide Things

If you haven’t already done so, visit the New Employee Orientation page on the Department of Human Resources web site. Make sure you review your checklists, review statewide policies and do your on-line new employee orientation there.

Then, Do a Few Things for Us

DNREC strives to create a work environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding among all employees while also valuing diversity in the workplace. Here are documents you need to review as you start your tenure with us.

DNREC Policy 0303 – General Work Practices: This policy outlines accepted general work practices that promote a positive work environment.
Statement of Policy
Procedures for General Employee Work Practices

DNREC Policy 0915 – Standards of Conduct and Communication: This policy requires employees to practice courtesy, respect, tact and consideration in their conduct and communication with other employees and with the public.
Statement of Policy
Procedures for Standards of Conduct/Communication

Statewide Rules for Vehicle Use and Operation: These rules ensure that State‐owned vehicles are used only for official State business.
Operating Policies and Procedures

Respectful Workplace and Anti-Discrimination Policy: This policy strictly prohibits any form of discrimination, harassment or retaliation.
Statement of Policy

Now, Take this Action

Please print out and complete the DNREC Agreement to Comply and return it with the rest of your paperwork to your DNREC Human Resources Office representative. The Human Resources Offices will be in touch to schedule a date for you to submit your paperwork and to complete the sign-up process.

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