Hiring & Managing Staff


The Research Foundation of CUNY is an E-Verify Employer. E-Verify is an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). The E-Verify system electronically compares information entered on the I-9 Form with records contained in SSA and DHS databases to help employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of hired employees.

New Hires and Re-Hires:
  • A prospective employee should make an appointment with Isabel Diaz to complete their new-hire or re-hire paperwork and must bring the required documents with them to the appointment. If you are unsure as to whether your prospective employee is a new or re-hire, please contact OGRA at 718-664-2744. The New/Re-Hire Form must be sent to Ms. Diaz prior to the employee's start-date. 
  • As per the RF, Principal investigators (PIs) are responsible for recruiting individuals for projects administered by RFCUNY through its Personnel Vacancy Notice (PVN) electronic system. A job title and job code are required when advertising a position through the PVN. Note that PVN's are only required for full and part-time A positions.
  • The classification of an RF employee is based on the number of hours they will work on a bi-weekly basis:
    • Full-time (employee works 70 hours)
    • Part-time A (employee works more than 38, but less than 70 hours)
    • Part-time B (employee works 38 hours or less)
  • A rehire is defined by the RF as any employee of RFCUNY reappointed after a break in service lasting 120 or more days.   A rehire packet is required to reactivate an employee’s record in RFCUNY’s HR database. 
  • ​When hiring an employee who has previously worked for RFCUNY, YOU MUST contact Human Resources at the RF to determine whether the employee is considered a rehire and to verify rehire status and eligibility for employment in the U.S.
  • A rehire cannot be reappointed until a completed rehire packet is submitted to OGRA and processed by the Research Foundation
  • All new employees must complete the RF's harassment prevention training. Click here to access the training module
Additional Resources: Click here for the most up to date information on hiring and managing your RF staff.