2.1.1 The department intending to hire a foreign national who is currently ineligible to work in the US must obtain approval from the Executive VP in the hiring department for all expenditures associated with employment requiring University sponsorship prior to an offer or extension of employment. The Executive VP will advise Human Resources of the decision and provide written authorization to proceed;
2.1.2 During the job search phase, Human Resources will ensure that the employee is eligible to either work in the US or obtain work authorization. The department seeking to hire the foreign national will work with Human Resources during the offer/re-employment phase to ensure that the appropriate work authorization is obtained;
2.1.3 All sponsorships necessary for the greencard will be determined on a case-by-case basis and largely determined by the individual's progress;
2.1.4 If the University participates in the greencard process, the foreign national may receive up to $6,000 to include the labor certification costs. The University will also pay the I-140 filing fees (not including premium processing fees) to the government;
2.1.5 A foreign national granted financial assistance from the University (up to $6,000) as provided above shall submit a $2,000 deposit for legal fees as acceptance of the terms above and as acceptance of the sponsorship offer by the department. No legal work to obtain a greencard will commence without the acceptance of this offer, legal screening of your file, and deposit mentioned above;
2.1.6 Greencards are applied for and issued to the University with the foreign national as the beneficiary. Since the University is the sponsoring employer, the foreign national may only be employed by the University while in the United States;
2.1.7 If all parties are in agreement with the above policy, this agreement must be signed by both 1.) the intending foreign national and 2.) a representative in Human Resources responsible for maintaining the hiring documents.