Payroll Business Processes

This page replaces the former New Hire page for Payroll Preparers with the most up to date Docusign forms for HR and Payroll related changes.  Many business processes changed when the campus moved to remote operations due to COVID19.  The myUMBC Payroll Preparer/Approver group contains all the relevant training and updates to those business processes.

This page offers guidance for the remote work DocuSign new-hire paperwork process, DocuSign Change Pars, Remote I-9 forms, supporting documentation, pre-hire forms, reporting time (students), and FAQ’s.

New Hires/Rehires

All UMBC employees must complete the appropriate new hire paperwork in order to be paid by the State of Maryland.  Department Payroll Preparers should review the Human Resources/Payroll Calendars to submit transactions in a timely manner based on the deadlines associated with each pay cycle.  Note: The Preparer cannot edit the form until the employee completes their data.

  • New Hire PAR (Onboarding Packet) for new hires & rehires –  This link will initiate a Personnel Action Request form in Docusign which will be routed to new employees (employees requiring all hiring documents):
    • New hire that requires onboarding documents (W-4, MW507, direct deposit, I-9, etc.)
    • Rehire that requires all onboarding documents (W-4, MW507, direct deposit, etc.)

Student & Graduate Assistant titles should only be used for students at the University of Maryland (USM) system school.  Students in a non-USM school or students that work a regular schedule of 40 hours, should not be in a student title.  Employees with a F-1 & J-1 VISA status are not permitted to work more than 20 hours per week based on their VISA requirements.  A student employee that has graduated may not be classified with a student title.  The department should submit termination paperwork or change the employee’s title to a non-student position.

  • Docusign I-9 – This form removes the 2 step process that was used for remote operations.

Note: The Department of Homeland Security REQUIRES that the I-9 be completed on the first day by all new employees on or before the 1st day of employment and that the document verification occur within three days of the first day of employment.

Employee Changes Portal (DocuSign form: Critical Payroll/HRIS Transaction Portal)

Changes include:

    • Completed Pre-hire form (Prehire Business Process)
    • Change PARS
    • Position Management Changes
    • Concurrent Jobs not processed in PeopleSoft

Payroll Adjustment & Time Entry Correction forms


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NOTE:  UMBC only e-verifies employees that are on a federal contract with a FAR clause at this time. We are unable to e-verify any other employees without impacting our entire workforce.