You must complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form, available through Human Resources or your supervisor, within three (3) days of your start date. In order to complete the form, you must present original documents that establish your identity and employment eligibility.
If you are under the age of 18, you must also obtain a District of Columbia Work Permit; contact Human Resources for more information.
Additionally, you should complete the Federal Tax Form (W-4), listing your permanent address, and the appropriate State Tax Form (D-4 for DC, MW-507 for MD, VA-4 for VA) based on your student residency to avoid being taxed at the highest bracket. Submit all paperwork through your supervisor or directly to Human Resources.
You cannot claim exemption from withholding if (1) your income exceeds $950 and includes more than $300 of unearned income (e.g. interest and dividends) and (2) another person can claim you as a dependent on his or her tax return. For more information, review our online guide (PDF) or consult a tax advisor.
You will receive biweekly payments every other Friday, provided that you sign your timesheets according to the payroll schedule. If you elect direct deposit, which is recommended, funds will be transferred automatically to the checking, savings, or EagleBucks account of your choice. If you do not elect direct deposit, you must pick up your paycheck from your supervisor each payday.
How do I sign my time sheet?
From the HR / Payroll Connection located in the myAU portal, select "Time Sheets." Enter the number of hours worked and electronically sign and verify your time sheet so that your supervisor can approve and submit it. If you sign your time sheet after its due date, your payment will be delayed.
How many hours can I work?
You may work up to 40 hours per week. Overtime is not permitted.
As an international student, am I eligible for student jobs?
Depending on your work authorization, you may be eligible for student employment. However, U.S. citizenship is required for the Federal Work Study Program. Please utilize International Student and Scholar Services before you begin your job search.