THE COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS OFFICE OF BUDGET & OPERATIONS
HR/PAYROLL PROCEDURES OVERVIEW
This document describes the College of Visual and Performing Arts (the College) human resource and payroll procedures.
Procedures detailed herein are supplementary to those established by Syracuse University (SU) and published on the relevant University web site or other medium, including but not limited to the http://humanresources.syr.edu/ and http://comptroller.syr.edu/resources/payroll/ web sites.
The intended audience for this document is the faculty and staff of the College.
The VPA Office of Budget & Operations is located in 204 Crouse College. The office operates according to the University's published hours for administrative offices: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm during the academic year, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm during the summer, and is closed for holidays as published by the University's Office of Human Resources.
Staff Request to Hire
When there is a need to hire a permanent staff member, the hiring manager should complete or update the Position Evaluation Request (PER) and submit to the VPA Director of Budget and Operations. The PER template can be found at https://info.vpa.syr.edu/administrative/hrpayroll/. The most recent PER for an existing position may be requested from the VPA Office of Budget & Operations Administrative Specialist. The completed PER form will be forwarded to the central HR Compensation team for their review and grading of the position. HR Compensation will forward the request to the central Office of Budget & Planning for review, and then to the Provost & Syracuse University Director of Budget & Planning for approval. Once approved, the hiring manager will work directly with the central HR Talent Acquisition team to fill the position. An I-9 form and background check MUST be completed through the central Human Resources office before the employee can begin working.
Temporary Employee Request to Hire
A temporary employee may be requested for positions that work on an as-needed basis (i.e. casual temporaries such as models and accompanists), or the position is expected to last for a short, pre- established period of time (i.e. interim until a permanent position is filled). Temporary employees are both non-student and non-SU student employees. The first step in hiring a temporary employee is to complete a Temporary Employment Request form which can be found at https://info.vpa.syr.edu/administrative/hrpayroll/. This form should be submitted to and approved by the Director/Chair and forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the VPA Budget Manager has approved the request, the VPA Budget & Operations Administrative Specialist will work with HR Talent Acquisition and the Department to fill the position.
An I-9 form and background check MUST be completed through the central Human Resources office before the employee can begin working.
Student Employee Request to Hire
Student employment is reserved for SU students only. To request a student employee, a Student Employee Request form must be completed and can be found at https://info.vpa.syr.edu/administrative/hrpayroll/. The department Director/Chair should review this request and forward their approval to email@example.com. The request will be reviewed by the VPA Budget Manager before processing. It is strongly encouraged to hire SU students that have Federal Work Study (FWS) funds available. If you need to verify FWS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 443-4728. If you prefer to search a student position, the hiring manager may work directly with the central HR Talent Acquisition team. VPA Office of Budget & Operations will inform the department once they can move forward with a search. An I-9 form MUST be completed through the central Human Resources office before the employee’s first day worked. Graduate Assistant (GA), Teaching Assistant (TA) and Instructional Assistant (IA) student hiring requests should be submitted to the unit Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) and the Chair/Director for review and approval and are processed by the VPA Graduate Recruiting Specialist.
New Employee Information
The SUID is a nine-digit number unique to each employee, and is imprinted on the physical Syracuse University identification card. SUIDs for new hires are created by central Human Resources on receipt of a completed Personal Identification Form (PIF). Visit the Housing, Meal, and ID Card Service Center located on Main Campus at 206 Steele Hall. Provide your SUID or Social Security Number AND a picture identification such as a valid driver’s license or passport. You may be asked to provide a copy of your signed offer letter as well. Your picture will be taken and your identification card provided to you.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all U.S. employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees, citizens and non-citizens alike. All employees must complete an I-9 on their first day, or prior to their first day scheduled to work. The I-9 form is completed at the central Human Resources offices located at either Steele Hall (on campus) or the Skytop office building (south campus). A list of necessary documents needed to complete the I-9 can be found at http://humanresources.syr.edu/.
The NetID is an alphanumeric string composed of elements from the employee or student’s full name. NetIDs are created on completion of a Job Action Notice (iJAN) form that is processed in the Office of Budget & Operations. Each employee or sponsored affiliate is responsible for activation of their NetID on the ITS Self-Service web site. Once the NetID is activated, resources such as email, MySlice access, and network home storage are provisioned. Each user has an associated University email address of the form <NetID>@syr.edu. Email for faculty and staff addressed to the official email address is delivered to a University provided Microsoft Exchange mailbox. Email addressed to students is delivered to a Microsoft Office 365 SUmail mailbox. As per University policy, NetID passwords must be changed annually and may not be shared. For more information on University policies governing computer accounts, please refer to the SU Policies web site.
Acknowledging Your Pay Notice
- You will receive an email from central Human Resources alerting you to log into MySlice using your NetID and password.
- Locate “Employee Services” in the center column. Under the “HR/Payroll” heading, click the link “View My Pay Notice.”
- Follow the instructions to maneuver through the pay notice and acknowledgement process.
- Pay Notices must be acknowledged in a timely manner.
Purchase a Parking Pass
Visit the Parking and Transit Services office located on South Campus at 621 Skytop Road, Suite 190- 09 to secure an on-campus parking pass. Please bring your signed offer letter if one has been provided to you. A parking services coordinator will discuss available parking options with you. Also bring your vehicle information: make, model, year, and color, along with your license plate number. In order to park on campus you must purchase an appropriate parking pass. Parking and Transit Services will issue a ticket to any vehicle that does not display the appropriate parking pass.
Complete Tax Withholding Informatino
- Log into MySlice using your NetID and password.
- Locate “Employee Services” in the center column. Under the “Tax Withholding” heading, click the link “View/Update My Federal Tax.”
- Complete and submit.
- Click the link in the upper left corner “View/Update My NY State Tax.”
- Complete and submit.
- If you are working within New York City, click the link “View/Update My NYC Tax.”
- Complete and submit.
- Worksheets are provided on MySlice to assist you with completing these forms. If you have questions, please contact the central HR Service Center at either (315) 443-4042 ext 1 or email@example.com.
Setup Direct Deposit
- Log into MySlice using your NetID and password.
- Locate “Employee Services” in the center column. Under the “Employee Reimbursement” heading, click the link “View/Update My Direct Deposit.”
- Add your bank account details.
- This will allow you to choose to have both your pay and any reimbursements direct deposited to your bank account.
VPA utilizes ScheduleSource for all non-exempt employees (including student employees) to track their time worked. All newly hired non-exempt employees will receive instructions and sign on credentials for ScheduleSource from the VPA Office of Budget & Operations.
Supervisors with scheduling and approval authority will receive instructions and sign on credentials for their specific location(s). If you have difficulty with the written instructions, one on one training is available for individuals with scheduler/approver responsibilities by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Supervisors must approve all time entry by 10:00 a.m. Thursdays. ALL overtime will require PRIOR approval from the Director of Budget & Operations or the VPA Budget Manager. This includes positions that are normally scheduled to work 37.5 hours/week but will need to work above their standard hours. If you experience problems with ScheduleSource please call (315) 443-4728 or (315) 443-4381 for assistance during normal business hours. If your problem occurs after business hours, please email email@example.com explaining your issue and how best to contact you.
Time Off Request
Exempt staff should submit approved time off to firstname.lastname@example.org to be logged into PeopleSoft.
Additional Pay Request
When a department needs to pay an employee (faculty, staff or student) for extra service beyond the scope of their regular appointment, they must submit an Additional Pay Request form. This form can be found at https://info.vpa.syr.edu/administrative/hrpayroll/ . Once the Director/Chair has approved the extra service payment, the form should be forwarded to email@example.com for VPA budget approval and processing.
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