Welcome to Amherst College.  Listed below are the important steps that need to be completed in order to establish your records for Payroll and Human Resources.  Additionally, there are documents for your review and links to more information. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 413-542-2372 or hr@amherst.edu, if you have any questions.

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Notes regarding the I-9: 

The I-9 needs to be completed when you start your employment at Amherst College. The Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) is required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 to verify the identity and work authorization of all new and reappointed employees. 

Completion of the I-9 form requires a two-part process:

  • Section 1 of the I-9 must be completed on or before your first day of employment
  • Section 2 must be completed no later than your third day of employment. Acceptable documents to verify identification and employment authorization are listed on page three of the I-9. You may present one selection from list A or a combination of one selection from list B and one selection from list C.
    • On Campus
    • Remote (Using a Notary)
      • If you would like to have your I-9 completed by a notary, ensure that you have the Remote Hire Notary Form for Completion of I-9, the I-9 itself, and your acceptable documents. You will need to fill out section 1 of the I-9 in the presence of the notary and they will need to fill out the Remote Hire Notary Form as well as Section 2 of the I-9. It is helpful to bring a copy of the I-9 instructions when seeing a notary. Once complete, send the originals of these documents (I-9 and Remote Hire Notary Form) along with a copy of the identification documents that were presented to the Notary.