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Before your First Day



On or Before your First Day Tasks


  • For faculty starting on September 1st
    • Complete in New Faculty Orientation*:
      • I-9 form - The purpose of this form is to authenticate both the employee's identity and eligibility to work in the United States. HR is required to have this form completed by the first day of employment. The form must be signed with HR personnel and original forms of identification (not copies) viewed at the time of completion. See page 3 for list of acceptable identification.
      • W-4 form - the purpose of this form is to determine the appropriate federal income tax that is to be taken from one's pay. You may complete the W-4 form online through the Banner system. 
      • Personal Identification Data sheet  (if not previously completed) -This form is used for internal purposes only, in order to correctly set the employee up in HR's computer systems.
    • Check out the SPU Dining Services site to find places to eat and get coffee on campus.

*To save time at orientation, the I-9 and W-4 can be completed before your orientation date, in Human Resources. HR is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm and is located at 330 W Nickerson Street. 

  • For faculty starting at any other time of the year:
    • Complete in HR:
      • I-9 form - the purpose of this form is to authenticate both the employee's identity and eligibility to work in the United States. HR is required to have this form completed by the first day of employment. The form must be signed with HR personnel and original forms of identification (not copies) viewed at the time of completion. See page 3 for list of acceptable identification.
      • W-4 form - the purpose of this form is to determine the appropriate federal income tax that is to be taken from one's pay. You may complete the W-4 form online through the Banner system. 
      • Personal Identification Data sheet - this form is used for internal purposes only, in order to correctly set the employee up in HR's computer systems.
    • Check out the SPU Dining Services site to find places to eat and get coffee on campus.


First Week Tasks (prior to orientation if possible)


If you have any other questions, please contact your department administrative assistant or contact Maliea Lowe-Hale in the Office of the Provost at (206) 281-2508 or at lowehalem@spu.edu.  

For more faculty information, please refer to the Provost Gateway.

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