The Hire Authorization Card

To begin work students need a HIRE AUTHORIZATION CARD aka "The Red Card"

Before beginning work on campus new student employees must obtain a Hire Authorization Card from Student Employment Services in Room 121 of the Bovee University Center. The documents most commonly used to obtain the Hire Authorization Card (commonly known as the red card) are a picture ID and actual Social Security card.  Photocopied, faxed, or metalized Social Security cards will not be accepted.

What is the Hire Authorization Card?
The Hire Authorization Card is a small, red card presented to your employer to prove you completed the tax and I-9 paperwork in the Student Employment Services office and are ready to begin work. The Hire Authorization Card is commonly known as the red card.

Where is the Student Employment Services office?
Room 121, Bovee University Center—next door to the Student Service Court.

Can I work as a student employee without the Hire Authorization Card?
No. You must not work without first having obtained the Hire Authorization Card.

What do I need to bring with me in order to obtain the Hire Authorization card?
For students who are citizens, the documents most commonly used to obtain the Hire Authorization Card are a picture ID and actual Social Security card.  Photocopied, faxed, or metalized Social Security cards will not be accepted.  International students must bring their passport, I-94, CentralCard, I-20, and actual Social Security card.

What if my employer keeps my Hire Authorization card after I present it?
If you need another Hire Authorization Card simply present your CentralCard at the Student Employment Services office and we will issue you another card.

Will I have to fill out the paperwork again?
You probably will not have to fill out the paperwork again.  We shred your paperwork if you have not worked within 30 days of obtaining your first Hire Authorization card, so in that case you would be required to complete the paperwork again.

What if my employer doesn’t ask to see my Hire Authorization card?
We recommend showing the Hire Authorization card to your employer even if they do not ask to see it.
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