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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 website 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.

Staff

NameTitleEmail AddressPhone
Christina EiffeSenior Director, Budget & Operationscaeiffe@syr.edu315-443-4782
Maria MaloofBudget Managermcvanett@syr.edu315-443-5886
Melissa Chirico-BrownAccounting Clerk IIImrchiric@syr.edu315-443-4728
TBDOffice Coordinator@syr.edu315-443-4381


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 Senior Director of Budget and Operations. The PER template can be found at

The most recent PER for an existing position may be requested from the VPA Senior Director of Budget & Operations.

The completed PER form will be submitted 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://answers.syr.edu/display/vpa01/Temporary+Employment+Request. This form should be submitted to and approved by the Director/Chair and forwarded to vpatime@syr.edu. Once the VPA Budget Manager has approved the request, VPA Budget & Operations 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 (this includes IA positions), a Student Employee Request form must be completed and can be found at https:// answers.syr.edu/display/vpa01/Student+Employment+Request. The department Director/Chair should review this request and forward their approval to vpatime@syr.edu. 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 vpatime@syr.edu or call (315) 443-4381.

 If you prefer to search a student position, please complete the hire request form and forward to vpatime@syr.edu along with approval by the department Director/Chair. Once approved, the position will be posted in Handshake. The hiring manager will work directly with VPA Office of Budget & Operations and applications will be forwarded on for review. Once a candidate has been selected, please send information in to vpatime@syr.edu and VPA Office of Budget & Operations will notify the department when the student is able to begin work.

An I-9 form MUST be completed through the central Human Resources office before the employee’s first day worked.

Graduate Assistant (GA) and Teaching Assistant (TA) 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 

 SUID 

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.

 I-9 Form

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/.

 NetID

The NetID is an alphanumeric string composed of elements from the employee or student’s full name. NetIDs are created once the SUID is assigned. New employees will be sent confirmation of SUID and instructions for activating NetID. 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

1)     You will receive an email from central Human Resources alerting you to log into MySlice using your NetID and password.

2)     Locate “Employee Services” in the center column. Under the “HR/Payroll” heading, click the link “View My Pay Notice.

3)     Follow the instructions to maneuver through the pay notice and acknowledgement process.

4)     Pay Notices must be acknowledged in a timely manner.

 Purchase 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 Information

  1. Log into MySlice using your NetID and password.
    1. Locate “Employee Services” in the center column. Under the “Tax Withholding” heading, click the link “View/Update My Federal Tax.”
    2. Complete and submit.
    3. Click the link in the upper left corner “View/Update My NY State Tax.”
    4. Complete and submit.
    5. If you are working within New York City, click the link “View/Update My NYC Tax.”
    6. Complete and submit.
      1. 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 hrservic@syr.edu.

Set up Direct Deposit  

  1. Log into MySlice using your NetID and password.
  2. Locate “Employee Services” in the center column. Under the “Employee Self Service” heading, click the Payroll tile. A menu will appear on the left; click on Direct Deposit.
  3. Add your bank account details.
  4. This will allow you to choose to have both your pay and any reimbursements direct deposited to your bank account.

 Timesheets

VPA utilizes MySlice for all non-exempt employees (including student employees) to track their time worked. To record time, log in to MySlice and click on the "Human Resources and Payroll Services" box under Employee Services. Click on Time, record actual hours worked and submit.

Supervisors must approve all time entry by 12:00 p.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 submitting time please call (315) 443-4728 or (315) 443-4381 for assistance during normal business hours. If your problem occurs after business hours, please email vpatime@syr.edu explaining your issue and how best to contact you.

Time Off Request

Exempt staff should request time off with direct supervisor. Approved time off should then be recorded on timesheet in MySlice.

Additional Payrequest 

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://answers.syr.edu/display/vpa01/Additional+Pay+Request. Once the Director/Chair has approved the extra service payment, the form should be forwarded to vpatime@syr.edu for VPA budget approval and processing.

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This document is maintained by the VPA OFFICE OF BUDGET & OPERATIONS.