Welcome to Temple University. We are excited that you have chosen to pursue your potential here at Temple, one of America’s finest research institutions. We look forward to having you on our team.

The following resources will allow you to familiarize yourself with Temple University and hit the ground running when you arrive on campus. If you have any questions while you review this information, please contact Temple Human Resources at 215-204-7174 or refer to About HR.

Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)

Prior to an employee’s start date, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services requires employees to complete the Form I-9.

Completing Form I-9

Once hired, you will receive a welcome email from Equifax. If the email is not received, contact your department hiring manager.

  • Step 1: Complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 online through Equifax.
  • Step 2: Complete Section 2 of the Form I-9 by scheduling an appointment at an I-9 Anywhere location. I-9 Anywhere is a remote compliance solution that offers newly hired employees the flexibility of completing Section 2 of the Form I-9 at one of many locations across the United States. This is a quick and convenient option for employees to comply with the Form I-9 processing requirements using a certified I-9 completer.

Creating an AccessNet Account in TUportal

  • To create an AccessNet account, follow the instructions provided through Equifax (included with your employee onboarding materials)


Your Fully Mobile OWLcard

The OWLcard is the official Temple University identification card for students, faculty, and staff. You can use your OWLcard to access various services, including building access, meal plan use, library services, and health and recreation facilities. Temple University operates a Mobile First approach to our OWLcard and does not automatically print physical cards for students or employees.  Please visit the Mobile First website for step-by-step instructions for downloading your OWLcard Mobile ID.

Please direct any question regarding employee OWLcard to owlcard@temple.edu.

New Hire Orientation

As part of the employee onboarding process and New Hire Orientation, faculty and staff are welcomed and introduced to the university’s relevant policies, procedures, resources and benefits. This informative e-learning program is assigned shortly after your start date. Contact the Learning and Development Department at pds@temple.edu if you have any questions or have trouble accessing the online New Hire Orientation.

Employee Benefits

Temple values the health and well-being of our faculty and staff. We offer comprehensive, competitive benefits packages that include healthcare, dental, vision, employee retirement savings plans, life insurance and disability benefits. Temple employees are incentivized to take control of their health through the Total Wellness program which offers resources, challenges and rewards for healthy behaviors, including the opportunity to earn a discount on monthly healthcare contributions.

Benefit enrollment is facilitated online. If you are eligible for benefits, you will be provided the relevant enrollment information. Benefit packages vary by employee classification. For benefit enrollment questions, call 215-926-2270 or email benefits@temple.edu.

Workplace Banking

At Temple, we offer employee banking through PNC Bank and PFCU. Employees can open a free checking or savings account when selecting to be paid via direct deposit. If you are interested in opening an account, visit PNC Bank or PFCU for details.

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is the university’s preferred method of payment as well as the quickest, safest and most convenient way to receive your pay. Your regularly scheduled pay will be safely transferred electronically to the savings or checking account of your choice and can also be split among accounts.

Taxes and Deductions

Temple University is required to withhold federal, state and local taxes from each pay you receive and remit to the appropriate taxing authority. In addition, we are required to list these deductions on your paycheck showing your wage paid and taxes withheld. As part of the onboarding process, new hires will be provided information regarding completing the required tax forms. Learn more about taxes and deductions.

Updating Personal Information

For ease and convenience, current employees can easily and securely update their personal information in TUportal. Note that some updates may require additional security verification. To perform the update, login to TUportal > Staff Tools tab > Personal Information channel. Then select the information to update. If you are no longer an employee, contact us at 215-204-7174 for assistance.

Employee Manual

The Temple University Employee Manual is a ready source of information about Temple University and the policies and procedures applicable to employees. The official copy of the manual is maintained online and updates to policies may occur from time to time. Please take some time to review the manual and familiarize yourself with the policies it contains. If you have any questions regarding the contents of the manual, please feel free to discuss with your supervisor or call Human Resources at 215-204-7174.

Rules of Conduct

All university employees are expected to maintain certain standards of conduct, professionalism and performance to ensure a safe and productive environment for our university community. Temple’s Rules of Conduct provide information regarding these expectations and standards.

Accommodations Under the Americans With Disabilities Amendment Act

Temple University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of inclusivity. If you require an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of your job, see more information on the process and find instructions for applying. If you would like to discuss your needs and/or your request, please feel free to contact the Labor and Employee Relations Department at 215-926-2290 or email elrel@temple.edu.

Contact Us

For other questions regarding the employee onboarding process, call 215-204-7174.