This is a public onboarding document focus for people who are joining Tor either because they became an employee or a contractor. But it can be useful for volunteers too.
Keep in mind that is a whole onboard process that is done internally with our HR and Finance teams, so, if somethings like health care and vacation is missing from this page is because they will be presented to you in private.
## Introducing tpi and tpo:
**_tpi**_ is The Tor Project, Inc - a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization - if you are hired to work for Tor this organization is who will hire you, pay your salary, set up all your benefits etc.
**_tpo**_ is The Tor Project community - which includes everyone who is payed by tpi but also everyone else that makes Tor possible: users, tor relay operators, researchers, code contributors etc.
The graph below tries to show more or less how 'these layers' of our organization works.
* Non-US: Payroll setup (required forms vary by country)
### Setting up your PGP key
*[What is a PGP key?](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_encryption)
* How to create a key and keep it safe
* Getting your key signed by someone at Tor
* Uploading your key to the server
### Getting your @torproject.org email set up
* Choosing an alias
* Getting your email address forwarding set up to work with your email client
* Email etiquette
(Link to Employee Handbook (to be approved Q4 2017) will go here, including: Diversity Policy; Employment Guidelines; Code of Ethics & Conduct; Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (including complaint process); Employee Communications; Record Keeping; Accountability; Confidentiality; Media Inquiries; Conflicts of Interest; Gifts, Gratuities, and Professional Courtesies; Privacy, Confidentiality, and Respect for Others; Employee/Personnel Records Policy; Use of Company Resources; Workplace Expectations; Work Hours, including Meal/Rest Breaks; Compensation; Time Reporting and PTO; Medical and Wellness Benefits; Unscheduled Absences & Job Abandonment; Expense Reimbursement; Status Reports; Travel; Workplace Safety; Whistleblower Policy and Protection from Retaliation; etc.)
## First week on the job: Get yourself oriented! :)