This policy applies to departments hiring foreign nationals, incoming foreign nationals, and foreign nationals holding positions at RIT.
Whenever possible, the university hires United States citizens or permanent residents, however, periodically, it is necessary to employ foreign nationals.
Individuals who are foreign nationals are required to work with the university's designated legal counsel for immigration. Foreign Nationals are responsible for maintaining their eligibility for employment in the United States throughout their employment with RIT.
Hiring supervisors and search committee chairs should work with the HR Compliance Program Manager to ensure that prospective employees who are foreign nationals hold appropriate visas upon date of hire and maintain appropriate visa status during their employment.
Edited March 2012