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Recruitment and Hiring

Office of Human Resources

New Employees

Welcome to East Tennessee State University

Welcome message from the President of ETSU.


New Hire Paperwork

All new employees are required to come to the Office of Human Resources (Burgin Dossett Hall, Room 307) to sign their contract and complete ALL required hiring paperwork before final work authorization is given. When you come, be prepared to do the following:

  1. Sign the appointment letter (if not signed electronically)
  2. Provide a ompleted W-4
  3. Provide a completed Direct Deposit form and attach a voided check if needed.
  4. Provide a completed page 1 of I-9 form and present your original, unexpired supporting documents. (View list of I-9 Verification Documents.pdf)
  5. Present your original, unexpired supporting document to satisfy theTennessee Lawful Employment Act (TLEA). The same document may be used to satisfy both the I-9 and TLEA. (View list of TLEA Verification Documents.pdf)
  6. For payroll purposes, present your original social security card.

Human Resources New Employee Orientation

The Office of Human Resources conducts a two-phase new employee orientation program for regular full-time and part-time employees. 

The Benefits Orientation provides an overview of the university’s benefits programs and services which includes health, life, disability, retirement, leaves, workers' compensation, transcripts, payroll information and other pertinent topics.  The Benefits Orientation is essential to your enrollment in the benefit programs and receiving your compensation through the University. Employees are given an opportunity to ask questions regarding employment and benefits, and complete necessary paperwork to ensure proper benefits and inclusion on the payroll.

The Policies and Procedures Orientation provides an overview of key university policies, procedures and services.  The orientation familiarizes employees with the university’s vision, mission, values and organizational structure. The  orientation includes but is not limited to: work hours; closure procedures; performance evaluations; campus security, health and safety; computer use; general campus services for employees; fraud, waste and abuse; employee educational benefits, training and development; disciplinary, grievance and complaint procedures; and awards programs. You can access the Policy and Procedures Orientation along with required Equity and Diversity Training at New Employee Required Online Training.


For questions regarding your contract or new hire paperwork or your Benefits orientation, please contact Human Resources at:

(423) 439-4457


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