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So… You’ve Been Hired

So... You've Been Hired

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?

student filling out paperwork

Before your first day:

Congratulations on your new on-campus job!

Before you are legally able to work on campus, you must submit employment forms at the Office of Student Employment in Ramstad Commons (room 112).  You will need to turn in the forms before your first shift. Ramstad Commons is Open M-F, 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm. Please read the following explanations for each of the forms before you come to our office.

I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

This form is used to verify that you are authorized to work in the US. When you come to the Student Employment Office you need to bring original, non-photocopied, documents that prove that you are a US citizen or that you have work authorization. A list of acceptable documents is on page 3 of the I-9. The most common documents are a US passport or a driver license + social security card.

W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate

The W-4 will determine how taxes are deducted from your paycheck. If you aren’t sure how to fill out a W-4, do some research or ask for advice from someone you trust before coming to our office. We are not legally authorized to give you advice about this form.

Direct Deposit Form (optional)

If you wish to receive your paychecks via direct deposit, you will need to fill out a form with your bank’s routing number and your bank account number. You can find this information on your checks or by calling your bank.

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. In the documents section.

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 https://www.plu.edu/personnel-manual/general-hr-policies/Reporting-Abuse-or-Neglect-of-a-Child to view the policy.