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Social Security is the U.S. government's social insurance plan. It is intended to benefit retired people and certain people who are injured, disabled, or left without adequate means of financial support. It is financed by means of withholdings from employers' pay and employer's contributions. Virtually all Americans have a "Social Security number" which designates their account with the Social Security Administration. The Social Security number is also used when filing taxes and performing other critical functions.
Step I - Getting an Employment Eligibility Card and Completing the I-9 Form
New students who wish to work on-campus must first receive an offer of employment from an on-campus employer. At this time, your new supervisor will complete a 'Student Employment Verification Slip' for you to bring to the Student Employment Office so you will be able to get your Employment Eligibility Card.
You will be required to complete the government mandated I-9 Form and submit original documentation to prove identity and employment eligibility. This process must be completed in person in the Student Employment Office (SEO). The SEO is located in the University Services Center in Room 1350. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
In order to work on-campus, students must:
Step II - Documentation Needed for a Social Security Number
Step III - Applying for a Social Security Number and Getting Paid
Under this process, international students who have a Student Employment Office Eligibility Card may now be immediately hired and paid, but they must follow the critical steps above to remain on the Payroll without interruption.