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Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
785-532-6095 (fax)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CST)
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Human Resources Newsletter

July 24, 2009

Topics included in this issue:

Social Security Numbers for Foreign Students/Exchange Visitors

Just a reminder that prior to employment a foreign student or exchange visitor must have a social security number. Retroactive appointments will not be made as prospective employees must not be allowed to work without a SSN. Before applying for a SSN please have the foreign student or exchange visitor report to International Student and Scholar Services to ensure they have been registered in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). The Social Security Administration will only assign a SSN if there are no conflicts with agency requirements and the student's/visitor's status in SEVIS. For more detailed information regarding the requirements needed to obtain a SSN for foreign residents be please refer to (pdf)

Questions may be referred to Frieda Beat, Payroll & Employee Data, (785) 532-1884.

Fall 2009 Hourly Student Employment Reminders

Employment for the 2009 fall semester begins August 9, 2009. Hourly students must be enrolled at K-State in no fewer than six credit hours during the fall semester to be eligible for employment. For students being rehired or coming back from being off for the summer, please verify that they meet the enrollment requirement of at least six hours, as well as verifying both the student.s address and the current direct deposit information in HRIS, if applicable, to ensure they are up to date.

For additional hourly student employment reminders go to

GTA/GRA Health Insurance

As you hire or reappoint Graduate Teaching Assistants and/or Graduate Research Assistants for the Fall 2009 semester please advise each student about the available GTA/GRA health insurance plan. Persons appointed at least .5 FTE for at least 8 consecutive work weeks as a Graduate Teaching Assistant or Graduate Research Assistant are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.

Since the fall semester is the start of the new plan year, students will not receive renewal notices from the insurance company. They must fill out a new application and return it along with payment to Human Resources, 103 Edwards Hall, by August 31, 2009.

The employer contribution rate for the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters is $281.00 each semester. The GTA/GRA rate for the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters is $94.00 each semester for single coverage.


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