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Welcome to American University! Information for New Part-Time Staff

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We're excited that you'll be joining American University as we build on our legacy of leadership, scholarship, and service, and boldly embrace opportunities for greater impact.

This page contains a summary of the things that you'll need to do and know to transition into your new role.

If you have any questions, please contact the American University HR Payroll Help at 202-885-3836.

New Hire Packet

You will receive an email from "AUHumanResources@american.edu" that contains important new hire documents, resources, and policies to review. Please follow the instructions and complete before your first day at AU.

Forms to complete in your new hire packet

  • Personal Information

  • Foreign National Status

  • Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

  • Form W-4, Employee’s Federal Withholding Allowance Certificate

  • State Tax Withholding Form

  • DC Pregnancy Accommodation Notice

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Self-Identify Form

  • Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form

Resources in your new hire packet

There are a few more things that you will need to do once you have started in your role and have access to AU’s portal.

Verify Part 2 of Your Federal I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility) within 3 days of your start date

  • This is a federal requirement that shows your proof of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Your offer of employment is contingent upon you providing proof of employment eligibility in the United States and must be completed no later than three (3) days of your first day of work.
  • Where to verify Part 2 of your Federal Form I-9
    • The Office of Human Resources
      Mondays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., by appointment only
      To schedule an appointment:
      • Go to https://help.american.edu
      • Login with your AU credentials
      • Select “Appointments” in the top-right header menu
      • Select “Office of Human Resources – In Person Visits”
    • Bender Library, lower level, walk-in
      Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Offered on-site by some departments
      Check with your HR Representative for availability
  • You will need to show proof of your employment eligibility when you verify Part 2 of your I-9. Acceptable, original, unexpired documents that you can use to complete the Form I-9 can be found on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-9 Acceptable Documents site.

Complete new hire forms

Time Sheets

Time sheets are found on the myAU.american.edu portal under the Work@AU navigation. Bi-weekly time sheets are due every two weeks. Just fill out the time you worked and click "Sign" and it will be routed to your supervisor for signature.

Professional Development

As a part-time staff member, you can register for training and professional development opportunities on AsuccessfulU. Login to the system to view the online and in-class catalog and register for a class.

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