Human Resources

Maker sure all of your paperwork has been completed with HR and is in your file prior to starting work. All paperwork must be completed by early August in order to receive your transition stipend on August 30th. You will need to complete an I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification form) which requires in person verification of identification documents. Click here for a list of acceptable documents. Also, request your PLU ID number if you don’t have it already.  You will not be able to complete some of the tasks below without being in the “system” and having a PLU ID number. Human Resources phone number is 253-535-7185.


Follow these steps to get your Lute Card and learn about the Get App. You should be able to access the system once your contract start date has arrived and Human Resources has fully entered your information in the system.

Access (Keys/Swipe Card)

The Designated Office Access Requestor (DOAR), usually your Administrative Associate, will order your key(s) and you will be notified via email when they are available. Pick up your key(s) at Campus Safety; you will need to show your PLU ID card. If you are teaching or have your office in a building that uses the swipe card system, it will be activated automatically.

Email Address and Password for Computers

Go online to and complete the form and submit it. If you experience any problems with the form contact Computing & Telecommunications Services (CATS) at 253-535-7525 for assistance. Check to make sure your office computer is operating properly and that it is connected to the appropriate printer prior to classes starting.

Textbook Ordering

The Lute Locker is proud to be the official store of all things PLU. We carry a large selection of apparel, gifts, accessories, books and supplies. Visit us on the 1st floor of the Anderson University Center.

With some exceptions, TEXTBOOKS ARE NO LONGER STOCKED AT THE BOOKSTORE. After careful consideration PLU decided to go with MBSDirect for our textbook needs. The combination of simple online ordering and accurate on-time shipping means students won’t have to wonder if they’ll have the books they need when class begins. To receive access to the textbook adoption collection program*, please email Vanessa Bannon, at

* Please note that no matter where students buy their textbooks, the Federal Government has mandated that information about classroom materials that students are required to have in class be submitted to the campus bookstore (the Lute Locker @ PLU) for dissemination to the student population.

Parking Pass

You will need to register your vehicle with Campus Safety at You will need to have the make, model and license plate information of any car you bring on campus. Parking tickets are issued year-round.


You will need to set up your voicemail message and password. Instructions are available at Contact CATS (x7525) if you have any questions.

FERPA Policy

Acquaint yourself by going to .

Faculty Handbook

Acquaint yourself by going to

Banner Web

Banner Web allows the ability check on your benefits, pull up class rosters, enter grades, email one or all of your students, and a host of other features. To access Banner Web, go to and click on Enter Secure Area. Your User Name is your PLU ID #. For first time users, your PIN will be your six-digit date of birth (e.g. birth date of December 25, 1950 would be entered as 122550).


Sakai is a learning management system located at To get started with Sakai, faculty should consult the Getting Started with Sakai for Instructors guide and the Site Setup Tutorial. The latter provides a walk-through of an instructor’s main tasks for setting up a Sakai course site.

Google Apps at PLU

Google Apps at PLU provides an overview of the common web applications used at PLU, including Google Mail, Calendar, and Drive.

Updated July 2021