Orientation and Training

Before you Start Employment

To ensure your employment is processed properly, follow the next steps:

All new Student employees working for UTRGV for the first time or have not worked for UTRGV for the last 6 (six) months, must complete the following electronic documents prior to their first day of work.

  • Criminal Background check
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

Federal law requires new employees of UTRGV to complete the two-step process below, to establish identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

  1. Step One: Employee will need to complete all required fields on the I-9 Employment verification online
  2. Step Two: Employee needs to stop by the Office of Human Resources and present original documents to certify the I-9 form previously completed.

First Day of Employment

Access MyUTRGV  With your Credentials

  • Sign up for Direct Deposit
  • Texas Public Information Act Form
  • Complete W-4 Form
  • New Employee Trainings in Blackboard

 Campus Access

  • Purchase Parking Permit www.utrgv.edu/myparking
  • Obtain V One Card at either location:

Library IT Help Desk and V OneCard Production Kiosk

Academic Services Building, 1st Floor, next to IT Help Desk

aux@utrgv.edu • (956) 665-2224

Direct Deposit

For direct deposit instruction go to Direct Deposit Manual: www.utrgv.edu/financial-services-comptroller/_files/documents/guides/direct%20deposit%20user%20guide.pdf Business Information Systems office of Finance and Public Policy.


You are responsible to complete a timecard to document and submit the total hours worked during a pay period. Click timecard to view Instructions on how to complete your time sheet. Also contact your supervisor for special departmental procedures, account number, etcetera.

Visit Payroll and Tax Compliance webpage to view information on:

Timecard Accessibility and Deadlines.

Payroll Schedules and Deadlines


Any work performed as student employee at UTRGV requires payment of a minimum wage pay rate of at least $8.00 per hour. This requirement does not apply to work performed on federal grants. Employers (hiring departments) of students who are performing work on a federal contract in an FLSA non-exempt job title (i.e., a title other than undergraduate Student Assistant, Academic Tutor,  Project Associate, Academic Assistant, Graduate Research Assistant, Assistant Instructor, or Teaching Assistant) may contact or visit Human Resources webpage at: http://www.utrgv.edu/hr/

Frequently asked Questions

Job Expectations - Hiring Department will conduct a training on the first day of employment

  • Follow work schedule
  • Be on time
  • Attendance
  • Confidentiality & FERPA
  • Health and Safety
  • Discipline

For more information, visit Human Resources Webpage to view the Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP)