Carnegie Mellon University

New Employees: Let's Get Started!

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon University! To help you get started, please take time to review these resources. 

Be sure to complete the tasks on your Onboarding Checklist so you can obtain an Andrew ID and CMU ID card, enroll in benefits (if eligible), and establish direct deposit and tax withholdings elections.

The Form I-9, E-Verify, and Your Social Security Number

Form I-9 Requirement

Complete the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification within three days of employment start date. 

  1. Provide your personal information (usually done in Workday)
  2. Present your ID in person at CMUWorks Service Center

Acceptable Documents for Form I-9 [.pdf]

Instructions for Off-site Employees [.pdf]

E-Verify Compliance

Depending on the project to which you are assigned, Carnegie Mellon University may be required to verify your employment eligibility using E-Verify. 

U.S. E-Verify Web Resources

Human Resources E-Verify Website


All workers are required to provide Carnegie Mellon University with documents establishing personal identity and employment eligibility within three days of hire. Under federal law, failure to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act will result in termination of employment. 

Your Social Security Number

Your Social Security Number is required for accurate payroll processing and proper tax filing with federal, state, and local tax authorities. 

Provide your Social Security Number as soon as possible by calling the CMUWorks Service Center at 412-268-4600. Do not send your Social Security Number by email. 

Social Security Number Application Instructions

Office of International Education

Get Acquainted with Workday


Familiarize yourself with Workday, Carnegie Mellon University's unified system for Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll, Time Tracking, and more.