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New Hires & Payroll

Each new hire to Penn Law must complete and return the appropriate appointment forms to the Business Affairs office before starting work.

If you are being placed on payroll with a new academic or staff appointment, the checklists below detail the documentation requirements for placing hires on payroll at the University of Pennsylvania. Please complete the appropriate forms according to your payroll designation.

Academic Appointments

Faculty Appointment   

Fellowship

Appointment

Adjunct Professor/ Instructor Courtesy Appointment
Employment Information Form Employment Information Form Go Here Employment Information Form
Signed Offer Letter Signed Offer Letter  Go Here Signed Offer Letter
W-4 form W-4 form  Go Here W-4 form
Online I-9 form Online I-9 form  Go Here Online I-9 form
Copy of Social Security Card Copy of Social Security Card  Go Here Copy of Social Security Card
Voluntary Self Identification Form Voluntary Self Identification Form  Go Here  
Copy of CV Copy of CV    
Copy of Diploma Copy of Diploma    
  PSC Minutes    
  Notice of Appointment of Personnel from Abroad (if applicable)    

Staff Appointments

Full/Part Time Staff    Student and Temporary Foreign National Independent Contractor
Employment Information Form Employment Information Form Foreign National Information Form

Independent Contractor Form

Signed Offer Letter Signed Offer Letter Signed Offer Letter  
W-4 form W-4 form W-4 form  
Online I-9 form Online I-9 form Immigration Documentation  
Voluntary Self Identification Form Voluntary Self Identification Form    
Copy of Social Security Card Copy of Social Security Card Copy of Social Security Card  
Copy of Resume/CV Copy of Resume/CV Copy of Resume/CV  
eTimeSheets  eTimeSheets    
  Time Sheet    

Completing and Submitting Payroll Forms

Please complete the on-line I-9 form by clicking on the “online I-9 form” link below, and selecting Law School as the location. You will then be forwarded to a screen that allows you to review health care options as provided by the Affordable Health Care Act, and then to enter your employment eligibility information. Appropriate ID is required for the I-9, and original documents should be brought with you to the Business Affairs office when submitting your paperwork (this is typically either a current passport or the combination of a driver’s license and social security card, but the full list of acceptable documents is available on the website). 

Separate from the I-9 process, you must bring in your social security card as part of the employment process to comply with IRS regulations and the Affordable Care Act.  If you are a foreign national, then additional paperwork will be required.

Additional Forms

Direct Deposit

The University of Pennsylvania does not issue paper checks as a form of payment from payroll. In its place, you can either choose to have funds directly deposited into your US bank account, or the University will issue you an Aline Paycard that is loaded with your net pay on each payment date, and can be used where debit cards are accepted. The paycard will be issued to you automatically when your information is loaded into the payroll system.

If you wish to have direct deposit, you may link to the U@Penn site here, and click on “Enroll in or Update Direct Deposit” in the “My Pay” section of the page.

Entering your Payroll Information

For work-study students, student workers, temporary employees, and weekly-paid research assistants, your hours must be reported weekly to the Business Affairs Office by 10:00 am on Monday morning (holiday weeks will have a modified schedule) for the previous week’s work. Work-study time-sheets should be submitted to the office (Download a blank work-study time sheet), while the others can log in their time in the log sheet located in our office (GK-101).

For students who are not work-study that may have forgotten to submit their hours, you may e-mail your hours to payroll@law.upenn.edu, indicating by date how many hours you worked in that given week.

eTimeSheets

eTimesheets is a web-based application that enables non-exempt employees to submit time sheets electronically. This application was developed from the School of Arts and Sciences electronic timesheet system and enhanced to support University-wide adoption. eTimeSheets streamlines workflow, while providing a number of benefits to faculty, staff, and students. Please note that some Workstudy Students/Student Workers will not be eligible to use the eTimeSheets system. 

Paid Time Off

Full time-exempt staff members can access the online PTO Management System to track time balances, create or cancel a request for time off, view their request history or update their time management supervisor can access the system here (PennKey and Password required).

Please contact any team member in the Business Affairs office should you have any questions regarding payroll.