Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPAR)

How to get on RF Payroll

Note: Please be sure NOT to complete sections 2 and 3 of the I-9 Form, which by law must be printed double-sided (pgs. 4 & 5).

The Federal Government has mandated that any organization that is a federal contractor must use the E-Verify program, which verifies the documents that are used to establish identity and employment eligibility, beginning January 15, 2009.  The Research Foundation and CUNY are federal contractors.  Accordingly, the RF has enrolled with USCIS and DHS to begin using the system by the effective date.  E-Verification MUST be done by the third business day from a new hire’s actual first day of work, just like the I-9.  For example, if an employee's start date is on a Thursday, we will have until the next Tuesday to e-verify the employee.


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Tips for Completing New Hire Forms

  1. After you download the forms listed on the right, and complete them, you must take them to your employer for additional information and signature.

  2. After obtaining your employer's signature, you must submit the forms to the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (SPAR) for initial funds verification and processing.

  3. SPAR will submit your forms to the Research Foundation to be fully processed.  The duration of the processing of your forms at the RF can take up to 2 weeks -- exceptions occur when paperwork is completed incorrectly, documents are missing or the Research Foundation requires more information .

  4. After your employment information is entered into the Research Foundation payroll system, both you and your employer will receive an e-mail from the Research Foundation.

  5. If you have any questions pertaining to your salary or employment period, please speak with your employer first before contacting the SPAR Office at 646-312-2205.

Last updated on 04/08/2014