Resources for Hiring Managers & Temporary New Hires

Hiring Managers managers

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

Student Employees student

Please complete the forms located on the Student Employees page.

Required Paperwork for New, Temporary Employees, and Adjunct Faculty


New Employee Hire Package

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

The Mandatory OBRA Enrollment Form must be completed separately from the electronic submission process and turned in to the Human Resources office.

Form I-9

You must provide verification of your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, which is required under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • Section 1 of the Form I-9 must be completed by the employee no later than the first day of employment.
  • Section 2 of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed by a Human Resources Staff Member within three business days of your first day of employment. You must present unexpired original documentation that shows proof of identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. Please refer to Instructions for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (pdf) for more information. Failure to comply with any of the above conditions of employment can result in the withdrawal of this employment offer.

Important Information for New Hires important-info

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 (HR) & Equal Opportunity & Outreach (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 features 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 UCard, Access and Parking Services (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 (pdf) and return it to the UCAPS office.