Various immigration statuses permit employment but do not require Georgia Tech sponsorship. An Employment Authorization Document (EAD), issued to a foreign national (FN) individual, grants the individual temporary work authorization.
Although GT sponsorship is not required, Global HR has implemented a process to ensure not only institutional compliance, but also to monitor work authorization and provide necessary guidance.
The hiring department must complete the Hiring & Hosting Eligibility Determination e-forms prior to extending an employment offer to the foreign national. After the offer has been accepted, the hiring department must complete the Employment Information e-form under the Non-GT Sponsored Foreign National Employees category in iStart.
The new employee will complete the Foreign National Employee Information e-form upon request.
Maintaining Status/Employer Compliance
Changes in/Loss of Employment
All changes in employment for an E-3 employee must be reported to Global HR before the change occurs. The employing department should complete the Notification of Changes in Employment e-form in iStart. If further action is necessary (i.e. an E-3 amendment), the department will be notified.
Extension of Status or New Immigration Status
Employee Responsibilities: When an extension of status or a new immigration status is obtained, the employee must complete the Immigration Document Update e-form in iStart. Upon review, the employee will be advised of further required actions including updating Form I-9 and GLACIER.