Pre-employment forms should have been completed and submitted prior to your first day at work with ACES. Those Human Resources forms include the following.

If you need assistance, please contact Chris McClendon (AU-affiliated employees).

If your office is on the AU campus, you must register your vehicle with Auburn University Parking Services. All other Extension employees must obtain a visitor parking permit. Contact the ACES Business Office or the Director’s Office for assistance.

Directions to Auburn University and a map to Duncan Hall. Directions to Alabama A&M University and a map to Dawson Building.

Dear Colleague,

Duncan Hall, Auburn University, AlabamaWelcome to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System! You have joined a statewide team of professionals who make a difference in the lives of people. We value relationships. Our mission is to deliver research-based educational programming that enables people to improve their quality of life and economic well-being.

Field- and campus-based professionals work in one or more of our major program areas: Agriculture; Economic and Community Development; Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs; Family and Consumer Sciences; 4-H and Youth Development; and Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources. Other professionals work in campus-based departments and administrative units.

As an Extension professional, you will be supported through training and professional development opportunities. Get actively involved in learning about Extension, meeting co-workers and clients, and understanding where you can find help when you need it.

We look forward to working with you!

Chris McClendon
Director, HR & Strategic Partner Initiatives

Dr. Gary Lemme

A welcome message to new employees from
Dr. Gary Lemme, Extension Director

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A welcome message to new employees from
Dr. Virginia Caples, 1890 Administrator

Dr. Virginia Caples


Onboarding Timeline

Each link in the navigation bar (above, left) contains resources focused on the topics for that time period. Please download the Onboarding Checklist. This checklist is provided to help you track your progress in learning about the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Once you have checked off all the items on the list, return it to your direct supervisor who will send a copy to Chris McClendon. Thank you and welcome aboard.