Because of heavy demands within the ME HR Payroll office, we suggest submitting hiring requests well in advance of the desired employment start date. Hiring requests are to be submitted for any type of appointment, paid or non-paid.

New employee appointments will start on the first available Monday, provided the appointee completes all required payroll documents in a timely fashion.

There are extended processing times for the following types of employees:

  • Individuals entering the U.S. on a J-1 visa require 90 additional days (due to ISSS and U.S. State Department processing times)
  • Individuals entering the U.S. on an H-1 visa require 245 additional days (due to ISSS and U.S. State Department processing times)

Our electronic hiring forms are programmed to default to the earliest available start date. It is important to understand that we CANNOT backdate any employment start dates. Advanced/future start dates are acceptable. Backdated requests will not be processed.

Unpaid Workers

The MEHR Team makes every effort to process hiring requests as expeditiously as possible, however, appointments requiring multiple levels of approval may experience delays which are beyond our control. We appreciate your understanding.
 
Questions may be directed to mehr@umd.edu.

In order to volunteer, the position must be unpaid and classified as a volunteer position. Typical volunteer opportunities include school fund raisers or volunteering for a public service.

A position that would normally be paid is not considered a volunteer opportunity.

An internship is a work-related learning experience for students who want to develop hands-on/on-the-job skills in a particular field of study.

To determine whether an experience may be considered an internship rather than a job, the U.S. Department of Labor has developed the following test, a set of six criteria:

  1. The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;
  2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
  3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
  4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
  5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
  6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

Non-Paid Appointments are restricted to certain categories. If the appointee does not meet the criteria, the appointment will be rejected.

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