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On Hiring Foreign Nationals

The Office of International Programs (OIP) and the Division of Human Resources are offering a workshop on Hiring Foreign Nationals on Friday December 13, from 9 a.m.-noon.

The workshop will provide updates on the J-1 and H-1 visa programs and a detailed explanation of the policies and procedures for inviting J-1 exchange visitors and hiring employees in H-1B status. New forms will be distributed and explained. There will also be an introduction to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) which is scheduled to begin in late January 2003.

The workshop is designed for University staff members who liaison with OIP and manage the paperwork for hiring foreign nationals for their department, for example business administrators, and other departmental administrative personnel. While we assume that most in attendance will have some experience hiring foreign nationals, new department personnel who are interested in learning, or who will assume some of these responsibilities are welcome.

This workshop is not intended for foreign nationals currently working on nonimmigrant visas at the University unless they are responsible for hiring other employees.

Please register for this workshop through the "Course Catalog" under Learning and Education on the HR website: www.hr.upenn.edu/ by Wednesday, December 11. Space will be limited, so be sure to register. For more information, please call OIP at (215) 898-4661.

--Division of Human Resources


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 15, December 10, 2002

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