New Employee Resources

Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, & Graduate Assistants


As a new employee, you will need to complete your new hire documents and attend an Employment Express session, if applicable. Please see below for more details.

(Note: If you are a rehired employee, you may need to attend an Employment Express session to update your paperwork. Check with your department contact.)

Download and Complete RA/TA/GA Employment Forms (ZIP [ZIP Archive] )

Attend Employment Express

Employment Express is specifically designed for Research Assistants (RAs [Research Assistants] ), Teaching Assistants (TAs [Teaching Assistants] ), and Graduate Assistants (GAs [Graduate Assistants] ) as a resource to complete new hire documents, check-in with International Tax (international students), and ask questions about employment and benefits at UT Dallas. Please note that employment is contingent upon successful completion of your background check.

  • You are required to attend one Employment Express session before your start date. No appointment necessary.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AD 2.232
Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AD 2.232
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AD 2.232
Thursday, August 2, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AD 2.232
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AD 2.232
Thursday, August 9, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AD 2.232
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AD 2.232
Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AD 2.232

Items to bring with you to Employment Express are listed below.

  • Identification for I-9 Form. You will need to bring documents that verify your identity and employment authorization. The I-9 instructions (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) provide a list of acceptable documents on page 4. You must bring one document from List A or one document from both List B and List C with you. We do not accept photocopies.
  • Social Security Card. Regardless of the documents that you bring for the I-9 (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ), you will be required to bring your Social Security card for W-4 (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ), verification. If you do not have a social security card/number, see instructions below.
  • International Passports. If you are using an international passport for a List A document, you will also need to bring your I-20 and a print-out of your I-94 document. Print and bring a copy of the I-94.
  • Voided blank check or savings deposit slip for direct deposit. Other statements from your financial institution that contain your direct deposit information are also acceptable.
  • Selective Service Verification (US citizens only). If you are a male US citizen between the ages of 18-26, go to the Selective Service System website and verify your registration. Print and bring a copy of your proof of registration.

If you do not have a Social Security number (non-US citizens only):

  • You will be able to receive a social security letter at the International Student Services Office orientation or at Employment Express. Social Security letters will not be available before these times.
  • The ISSO [International Student Services Office] will provide you with additional documentation. You must attend an ISSO [International Student Services Office] orientation before you will be provided the additional documentation.
  • The letters received from Human Resources and the ISSO [International Student Services Office] , are necessary to apply for a social security number. Please review the Social Security website for specific instructions on what documents you need to take with you when applying for a social security number.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at


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