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New Employee Guide

Welcome to Saginaw Valley State University!


We are excited to welcome you as an important part of the dynamic learning environment here at SVSU. It is only with your support that we can achieve our commitment to excellence, diversity and equality in education and employment. Whether you are a new faculty or staff member, this website will serve as a key resource for you. The Human Resources team is here to support you as you become a Cardinal. 

Step 1: Complete Background Check


  • You should have received an email invite from A-Check Global ( to authorize the background check. If you do not authorize all aspects of the background check, your onboarding may be delayed.
  • If you have not received an email from A-Check Global, please email to let us know.

Note: Step 2 can not be processed until your background check is complete. 

Step 2: Complete Payroll/Tax Forms

Step 3: Review Benefits (If Applicable)

At this point in the onboarding process, you should receive access to your email, username and employee ID. Learn more about access to employee identification.

Step 4: Complete Direct Deposit Process

Direct Deposit Instructions (525KB)

Note: Complete the sign-up process by the Wednesday before the “Time Entry Due” date for the applicable pay period in order to be paid on time.

View the Pay Schedule for Pay Schedule for FY2021-2022 (101KB) to find the applicable Time Entry Due date.

Step 5:  Enroll in Benefits

Review the benefits offered by SVSU to your employee group. 

Full-Time Employees – Benefit Eligible

Part-Time Employees



Support Staff

20 Hours/Week & Eligible for Pro-Rated Benefits

20 Hours/Week or Less

Book an appointment with our Benefits Specialist in order to enroll.

Book New Hire Benefits Enrollment Appointment

Note: Your username and password must be setup prior to this meeting.

Step 6: Review Annual Notices & Other SVSU Policies 


Office of Human Resources
Wickes 373
Phone: (989) 964-4108 / Fax: (989) 964-7066

Employment & Hiring
Wickes 373
Phone: (989) 964-4108 / Fax: (989) 964-7066