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Temporary Hires

Resources for Hiring Managers & Temporary New Hires


If you are hiring a temporary or Adjunct faculty please follow the directions on our Hiring Managers Information page.


Please complete the forms located on the Student Employees page.


Form I-9

  • Section 1 of the Form I-9 must be completed by the employee no later than the first day of employment.
  • Section 2 of the Form I-9 must be completed by a member of the Human Resources department within three business days of the employee's first day of employment.

If you cannot physically present employment authorization documents to a representative of the University due to your distance from the university and must complete it remotely, please contact the Human Resources office by email: for further instructions.

Temporary New Hire Package

The temporary new hire package provides a method to electronically complete and securely submit your employment forms.

The Mandatory OBRA Enrollment Form must be completed separate from the electronic submission process and turned into the Human Resources office.


For more information on alternate benefit programs for temporary employees, please review the Temporary Employee Benefits web page.

Email Creation and Access

Once you have returned your completed new hire paperwork to Human Resources/EOO your information will be entered into our HR/Payroll system. Within 48 hours of entry an email address will be created. You will need to contact the Help Desk at 978-934-4357 to have your password reset.

Access HR Direct with your email Credentials

The UMass Lowell email address will be your login for HR Direct. The HR Direct is the application that Human Resource office uses. This application is where employees can enter hours worked on their timesheet, approve time for employees if they are a manager, add or update personal or payroll information on the Employee Self Service dashboard in HR Direct. Here are some feature that can be viewed or updated on the dashboard.

  • Report Time
  • Pay
  • Personal Details
  • Direct Deposit
  • W-2/W-2c Consent
  • W-4/M-4 Tax Information
  • View W-2/W-2c Forms

Pay Information

Employees are paid on a biweekly basis every other Friday. The Pay Schedule contains information regarding payroll periods. If you sign up for direct deposit your pay advice is suppressed, so you will not receive a printed pay advice. On payday you will have access to view, print and/or save your pay advice in HR Direct. Get help on how to view your paycheck online.

UCard and Parking Information

You will need to visit the UCAPS office to obtain an identification card (UCard) and parking access.

If you need access and / or parking before your completed paperwork has been turned in and/or entered into the system, you may complete a Request for Services for New Faculty/Staff Form (doc) and return it to the UCAPS office.