The process of employing foreign nationals involves Federal rules and regulations that if not carefully followed can result in severe penalties to the employee and employer. The United States immigration laws are very specific in regard to the employment of foreign nationals, and also very specific in terms of the penalties to be imposed for the violation of these laws. The International Services Office (ISO) is responsible for ensuring compliance with immigration regulations and acts as a clearing-house for foreign nationals employed at Midwestern State University.
All foreign nationals being considered for MSU student employment must process through the ISO prior to the employing authority's confirmation of an offer of employment. The ISO will verify the prospective employee's credentials (passport, visa, social security number, work authorization status, etc.) If not previously completed or if prior authorization has expired, the ISO will complete a work authorization and forward to the hiring department and Human Resources before the employee's first day of work.
Students must maintain a full course of study and have valid documentation in order to work on-campus. With an approved exception request, student employees may work up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Full-time employment (21-29 hours per week) is allowed during vacation periods and summer for enrolled and continuing students.
The hiring department will complete the following steps for employment of a foreign student who is authorized to work on campus but who has not obtained a Social Security Number: