When hiring and adding a new employee to the university payroll, departments have certain responsibilities and requirements that must be met--some of which are federally mandated.
You as the hiring department must send the new employee to the Office of Human Resources (OHR) to complete the federal government's Immigration & Naturalization Services form I-9. It is a federal mandate that each new employee provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. prior to the start of employment. If hiring a student, complete the Student Hire Form for the Payroll Office and refer to Student Financial Services for more information.
Instructions for the I-9 process and a list of acceptable identification documents can be found on the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website or you can obtain this information from OHR. Report to OHR during scheduled hours with original documents (copies are not acceptable) and OHR will process I-9 forms to establish eligibility and provide further instructions on the employment process. Any subsequent change in immigration status or work authorization must be communicated to OHR prior to the expiration date of the document/s.
Bring the completed Student Hire Form and Tax Residency Status Form (received from OHR) to the Payroll Office counter on the fourth floor of the Administration Building and ask for Student Financial Services. Please refer to Student Financial Services for more information on student employment, including the student employee checklist and helpful student payroll pointers.
PeopleSoft commit accounting is the process of setting up an alternative budget to redirect the funding of earnings, taxes and deductions to a source other than the hiring department. This is normally done for three reasons:
The responsibility for setting up payroll commit accounting depends on the type of employee.
Each executive level division on campus has an assigned federal work study (6103xxx) number for student employees paid from federal funds. All FWS student employees are charged to a FWS budget that corresponds with a division. The set up includes the re-direct of funding back to the hiring department when the student's federal award is exhausted. Using a common coding for all departments, with some exceptions, within a division alleviates individual departmental concern for a university funded expense while still accounting for the expense on a divisional basis.
The PeopleSoft federal work study project ID - see column three below - must be included on the Student Hire Form submitted at the time of hiring for the on-campus FWS student employee.
|Division||Division Name||PeopleSoft Project ID for FWS|
|3||Innovation & Applied Research||6103438|
|5||Administration & Finance||6103420|
|5||University Child Care||6103447|
The FWS salary expense is a university expense for which individual state support and non-auxiliary self-support departments are fully funded based upon the actual expense. State support and non-auxiliary self-support accounts are not charged for these expenses in their regular budgets unless the student's earnings exceed his/her FWS award.
Each off-campus location has an assigned federal work study number (6102xxx) for students working off-campus jobs under federal funding. This number is entered as the funding source for earnings with the federal award as the funding limit. When the federal award has been exhausted, the funding is re-directed back to a selected department number. The funding drawn down as the student works is monitored by the Financial Aid Office.
If you have questions regarding federal work study, please contact your Divisional Budget Officer, the Career Center or the university Financial Aid Office.