Updated New Employee Packets Now Available for Student Workers, Temporary Staff and Adjunct Faculty

The new employee packets for student workers, temporary staff employees, and adjunct faculty have changed recently. The updates made in the employee packets reflect the following changes:

  • The Authorization & Consent for Release of Information Form that is needed for the background check now includes an important disclosure for the prospective employee to read prior to signing the document.  Other changes made to this form ensure SMU is following best practices for conducting background checks.
  • Employees now enroll in direct deposit & submit the Form W-4 electronically via my.SMU. The paper version of the direct deposit form are no longer being used by the payroll department.
  • The employment statement for temporary staff & adjunct faculty contains updated questions for federally required diversity & disability reporting. In addition, the employment statement now asks for details on the temporary/adjunct assignment.

Beginning August 24, 2015, HR will no longer accept out-of-date versions of the employment forms.

Hiring managers and other any other employees responsible for hiring student workers, temporary staff and/or adjunct faculty should avoid saving forms and employee packets on their individual computers for future use. Unintentionally this can cause out-of-date forms being disseminated to your new student worker, temporary worker, or adjunct.

Business success team in an office in front of a laptop computerAvoid any confusion and frustration that may result from the completion of unnecessary paperwork by obtaining all forms and employee packets directly from the Recruitment Forms section on HR’s website. Consider sharing the link to the appropriate new employee packet with your  student worker, temporary employee, or adjunct faculty member.

Detailed information about the hiring process for each employee classification is available on HR’s website.

Questions? SMU’s Talent Management Team is here to help! Email the team at RecruitU@smu.edu.

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