Work Authorizations Requirements

When new employees at Berkeley are hired and/or rehired , there are required documents/forms that must be completed, which are categorized as both University of California as well as federal forms. Most documents/forms are typically included in the new/rehire employee paperwork packet (via DocuSign) and administered by Berkeley Regional Services (BRS).  For additional assistance or questions, contact the HR teams of HR Managers, HR Partners, and/or HR Generalists within your respective region.

The Work Authorization Quality Assurance (WAQA) Committee, comprised of regional and campus partner participation, is tasked with maintaining the content shown below.

Details are available for these forms (as well as specific requirements for New Hires/Re-hires) - just click on the appropriate box below.

The UC State Oath of Allegiance

The Oath section is to be signed by UC Berkeley employees who are US citizens (only) on or before the date of their hire and they begin work.

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The UC Patent Policy, and Patent Acknowledgement

The Patent section is to be signed by all UC Berkeley employees, Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers, and any Affiliates or Volunteers, or anyone who is conducting research at UC Berkeley - regardless of their position.

Read more details here.


CANRA imposes an obligation to report child abuse or neglect on certain indivuduals and establishes procedures to report suspected child abuse or neglect, or suspected abuse of dependent adults and elders.

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Background Checks

To protect the campus community and its assets, the University needs to ensure that individuals assigned to certain campus positions have no history of criminal behavior relevant to their employment.

Read more details here.

Federal Form I-9

Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. It is important to know that failure to complete the I-9 may impact the timing of the new employee's first paycheck.

Read more details here.

Other resources below:

To learn about the specific work authorization documents that are required of NEW HIRES, review these details

To learn about the specific work authorization documents that are required of RE-HIRES, review these details. 

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