Immigration Compliance Services for Foreign National Employees
Paula Varnes Fussell, Vice President for Human Resource Services David J. Sammons, Dean, UF International Center (UFIC)
We are pleased to announce that the services supporting the employment and sponsorship of foreign nationals will transfer from the International Center to Human Resource Services (HRS) effective June 11, 2010. After careful review, we have concluded that the absorption of these services into HRS will provide a more efficient and effective process for monitoring and ensuring university compliance with immigration regulations. The establishment of an Immigration Services unit within HRS will align all of the hiring services related to the employment of foreign nationals in a single physical location and provide additional support for the campus in this area through the sharing of knowledge and resources.
As a result of the transfer of these services, Yvette McKinney and Susie Studstill will move to the HRS building in June. Many of you and your staff have worked with these individuals in the past and know the experience and excellent customer service they have provided in this area. Ms. McKinney will continue to lead the compliance efforts as part of HRS in this new configuration.
Please note that the services associated with the sponsorship of visiting scholars and students will remain in the UF International Center (UFIC) offices located in the Hub.
Additional information about this transition will be provided in the June edition of the monthly InfoGator. Please contact us if you have any questions.