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3. Where's my paperwork?

After receiving a verbal offer of a faculty position, you will likely begin staking out your mailbox, waiting for a packet of information from the University. The most important document is your written offer letter from the President. Stay in contact with the department chair who hired you, or his/her administrative assistant, to make sure this document comes to you in a timely manner, so you can prepare your move while knowing that you really have a position. For your own peace of mind before you arrive, we recommend that you ask your Department Head to write a letter and send it to you so that you have a written record of the terms under which you are being hired, in case the letter from the President is delayed.

You will not receive most of your paperwork until you have arrived here in Albany and come to campus. Human Resources Management will send to your department a large packet with information about health and retirement benefits, faculty union membership, etc.

You should report to Human Resources Management within the first 3 days of your employment with the University (as per Professional Employment Procedures) to complete the necessary paperwork. Most importantly, you will be asked to submit an Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form, so that you can be put on the payroll.