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.
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