Since immigration law requires the employer to petition on behalf of the employee for appropriate temporary non-immigration services (USCIS), it is the policy of the State University that such petitions be prepared on behalf of the University and paid for by the University including all necessary legal and filing fees. Legal services in connections with such petitions shall be performed only by attorneys retained by the University through the Office of University Counsel. This applies to all H-1b and TN visas.
The University has retained the law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna to represent it in preparing H-1b and TN petitions. All petitions must be processed through this law firm and will be paid for by the College.
Employees who apply for Permanent Residency may use Whiteman Osterman & Hanna. The cost of the application for labor certification, including the cost of advertisements, will be paid for by the College. The employee pays for an employment-based immigrant petition; and the I-485 Adjustment of Status (AOS) or consular processing for an immigrant visa for the employee and the employee's dependents.
In addition, the employee is responsible for the cost of all medical examinations, photographs, fingerprints, vaccinations, obtaining biographic documents and translations for the employee and the employee's dependent; and travel costs to obtain a nonimmigrant or immigrant visa at a U.S. Consulate.
|Category Name:||Human Resources|
|Responsible Unit:||Office of Human Resources|
|Responsible Exec:||VP for Administration and Finance|
|Last Revision Date:||January 6, 2017|
|Last Review Date:|
There are no definitions for this policy at this time.
Individuals who have been offered employment at the College and are in need of an
H-1b or TN visa need to contact the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources.
The Assistant Vice President for Human Resources' designee will complete an Immigration
Initiation Form and will forward the form to Whiteman Osterman & Hanna which will
allow the individual to engage in discussions with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna.
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History (in descending order)
|Next Review Date||January 6, 2020||Three year review|
|Revision Date||January 6, 2017||Updated immigration attorney name and changed HR Director title to AVP for HR.|
|Adoption Date||Unavailable||Policy Adopted|
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