So… You’ve Been Hired

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You’ve searched and applied for jobs using the Career Connections Opportunities Board, and landed a job on-campus! Congratulations! Now, what do you do?

Before your first day:

FILL OUT AN I-9 and a W-4 FORM
You cannot legally work until these forms are completed. Come to Ramstad 112 to fill out these forms (Open M-F, 8am-5pm, and closed from noon-1pm for lunch). You must present original, non-photocopied, documents to complete the I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification. Please bring these valid forms of identification (the most common are a passport or a drivers license and Social Security Card). For a full list of acceptable identification and additional information, please visit documents.

READ THE ON-CAMPUS STUDENT EMPLOYEE MANUAL
This manual provides a ton of information about what it means to be a student employee at PLU. (Download the PDF)

SIGNING UP FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT OF PAYCHECKS
If you’re interested in enrolling in direct deposit, look in the Quicklinks section on the Payroll website for the form and instructions. Any questions regarding direct deposit should be directed to the Payroll Office.

On your first day:

You only have one chance to make a first impression, so make it good! Meet as many people as you can in your new area, and be willing to learn.

Safety Orientation Checklist
Go through this checklist with your supervisor on the first day. Download here (Word File).

Mandatory Reporters
Many student positions on campus now have the responsibility to report neglect and abuse of a child. Check with your supervisor to see if you fall into this category, and visit http://www.plu.edu/personnel-manual/general-hr-policies/Reporting-Abuse-or-Neglect-of-a-Child.php to view the policy.

Continuing Employment

Here are a few tips to being a great employee:

  • Keep learning everything you can!
  • Be reliable, show up on time.
  • It is okay to make mistakes at first, but you must show you are learning from them.