Hiring Process



Congratulations on your new position with the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).


Welcome to UTEP an emerging institution and workplace of choice. Below is a step by step guide that will assist you as you begin to work at the university.


Before your first day

Pre- Employment Screenings:
Employment at UTEP is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check prior to offer date. In order to begin this process you will need to submit the electronic Background Check (CBC) Information Form. Your department’s recruitment consultant will work closely with you to process the necessary forms to complete the screening.

New Employee Information Sheet

The New Employee Information Sheet must be filled out by the hiring department and sent to the HR Transactions Center before start of employment. Please inform the employee they will need to bring the following documents:

  • •Signed original Offer Letter
  • •Work Authorization Documents

For information on acceptable documents, please refer to the List of Acceptable Documents.

New Employees must fill out the New Hire Paperwork based on their type of employment. Please click on the respective link below.

A&P, Faculty and Graduate Benefit Eligible New Hire Packet This Packet is for all full-time Faculty, and Administrative and Professional (A&P), and Graduate student employees that are eligible to receive benefits. Benefit Eligible employees are employees who have been appointed to a position of 20 hours or more and are assigned to work at the university for more than four and a half months.


Classified Benefit Eligible New Hire Packet This packet is for all full-time classified employees that are benefit eligible.Benefit Eligible employees are employees who are appointed to a position of 20 hours or more and are assigned to work at the university for more than four and a half months.


Non-Benefit Eligible New Hire Packet This packet is for part-time classified employees who are appointed 19 hours or less, part-time faculty, and student hourly employees who are non-benefit eligible.

New Employee Orientation:

New Employee Orientation is designed as a transition for new employees into the UTEP workforce and provides resources that support employee success. New Employee Orientation is required within the first 30 days of employment and is usually held on the first and third Monday of every month. New Employee Orientation begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 3:00 p.m. The orientation is held at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center (Building #48), it is located on Wiggins Road across from the University Library (Building #111). The orientation will take place in the Conference Center’s Training Room located directly to the right of Quiznos. During this orientation, departments within the university will be presenting important information about the organization’s infrastructure. Participation in this event satisfies various compliance training requirements.


During your visit to Human Resources you will be provided with a Group Benefits Handbook. Please note that benefits elections must be made within the first 30 days of employment.

If you plan to enroll any dependents, please bring copies of the following supporting documents:

  • •If married and planning to enroll your spouse: Marriage certificate, date of birth, and social security number are needed.
  • •If adding child(ren): Birth certificate(s) and social security number(s) are needed

Obtain your EMPL ID:

Your department will receive this number as soon as you complete your new hire paperwork in Human Resources. This is your employee identification number. If you have previously applied or been employed at UTEP, you may already have a EMPL ID.

Parking Permit:

In order to receive a complimentary 30-day parking permit, present your offer letter or a copy at the Office of Parking and Transportation (Academic Services Building, Room 122). Building #38 on Map.



Please contact Human Resources at 747-5202 to schedule new employees for NEO or if you have any further questions.


HR Department

Contact Information

University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave
Administration Building, Rm 216
El Paso, Texas 79968-0507

Phone: (915) 747-5202
Fax: (915) 747-5815
Email: hrs@utep.edu

Hours of Operation
8:00 am to 5:00 pm