At UGA, we don't just sit still. We take part in what is going on around our city,
state, country and the world, and
we are so excited to have you begin your journey as a member of the Bulldog family! Please see the timeline below
for more information on how to complete your hiring steps to becoming a Bulldog!
BEFORE YOU START
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Your UGA New Hire Documents are Ready."
FEDERAL FORM I-9
All U.S. employers are responsible for completion and retention of Form I-9 – Employment Eligibility Verification for each individual hired for employment in the United States, including citizens and non-citizens. As part of the University’s employment process, you are required to complete a Federal Form I-9 to establish your eligibility to work in the United States.
Following acceptance of an offer of employment, you will receive information about
how to complete your Form I-9
and the acceptable documents that may be presented to demonstrate identification and eligibility to work.
Section 1 of the Form I-9 will be completed within your Onboarding packet.
Section 2 of the Form I-9 will be completed with a University HR representative or other authorized
All documents presented for Section 2 must be original (no copies) and unexpired. A list of acceptable documents can
be found here.
BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS
The Chancellor of the University System of Georgia has mandated that background investigations (BIs) be conducted by USG institutions. Background investigations shall be conducted on regular full-time and part-time new hires and rehires, as well as temporary non-student hires. In addition, BI’s will be performed on employees being promoted, transferred, reassigned, or reclassified into "positions of trust (PDF)," unless the University previously conducted background investigations on such employees any time after July 1, 2002. Student hires will be exempt from the BI process, unless federal or state law requires a BI (e.g., working with minors, financial responsibilities, etc.).
Are you employed or have you previously been employed by UGA or within the University
System of Georgia?
Please be advised that you will need to share this information with your hiring unit. This will affect your provisioning
and access to systems as additional actions may be required from your previous institution. Failure to share this information could also delay payroll processing and/or cause benefits issues. Be sure to disclose additional
employment information with your department.
Please note: If you are a current University System of Georgia employee, you cannot begin working
for another USG institution without the completion
of a Dual Appointment Agreement.
NAVIGATING YOUR CAMPUS