Hiring Foreign Nationals
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.
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.
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.
workshop is not intended for foreign nationals currently
working on nonimmigrant visas at the University unless
they are responsible for hiring other employees.
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.
of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 15, December 10, 2002