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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Welcome Teaching Assistants, Assistant Instructors and Graduate Research Assistants

Teaching Assistants, Assistant Instructors and Graduate Research Assistants are employees of
The University of Texas and are required to complete a number of administrative forms and tasks in order to be paid and receive employee and TA, AI and GRA benefits.

For new employees, please use this checklist from UT Human Resource Services ( to help guide you through the process. The list shows what you need to do on the first day of your employment (such as orientations, getting an EID, and payroll information), within the first week (insurance coverage, timesheets, getting office keys, etc.), and within the first month (insurance and compliance training).

The Benefits Enrollment Checklist provides information about making benefits elections. Insurance elections must be made no later than 31 days from the employment start date. All new employees must have final approved assignments and a completed Paycheck Profile before enrollment may occur.

New employees, including faculty, are invited to attend the New Employee Welcome and Orientation (TXClass PN 1000) to learn about their benefits options. The Graduate Student Employee Insurance Orientation (TXClass PN 200) is offered through Sept. 27 for new graduate student academic employees.

Also, check out the HR web site at Under "Graduate Students" you will see the appointment schedule next to the title. This site provides great information on employment. Be sure to check out the tabs on the top left of the page. Another good page is, Student Employee Benefits, which gives you a really nice at-a-glance view of student employment benefits.

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