Work Eligibility

In compliance with federal law, the University only employs United States citizens or other individuals who have the legal right to work in the United States. On or before their first day of work, all employees must complete a Department of Homeland Security Form I-9 and provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

If proof of eligibility is not provided within three business days from the first day of work, the University may terminate their employment. If they have previously worked at the University within the last three years, employees do not need to submit a new Form I-9, unless the Form I-9 is no longer valid. Employees must contact Human Resources to confirm if a new Form I-9 is needed. For more information, read the Form I-9 Policy (for USF hilltop and branch campuses), the Form I-9 Policy for Remote Hires, and the Visa Policy (for Foreign Nationals). 

Employment at the University is also contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Once a candidate has been identified for hire, the candidate will receive an email from HireRight on behalf of the University to complete a background check. The candidate must follow the Instructions in the email from HireRight in order to initiate the background check process. For more information, please refer to the Employment Background Checks Policy.