Welcome to the University of Arkansas!
Use the checklist below to get started as a new employee.
Complete Employment Forms
New employees should come to Human Resources on or before their first day of employment to complete new hire paperwork. Instructions will also be sent via email to the employee to complete paperwork. If you need assistance please contact an Onboarding Partner.
Note: You will be unable to access your UARK account until these forms are completed. Payment of your first paycheck may also be be delayed if these forms are not completed in a timely manner.
Activate Your UARK Account
Upon completion of employment forms, all employees will receive a nine-digit UARK ID that can be used to activate a UARK account. Once received, new employees should visit the IT Services New User Checklist and activate their UARK account.
Sign Into Workday
Get Your University ID Card, Parking Permit, and Keys
Get your University ID cards at the Campus Card Office located in the Arkansas Union.
Don't get a ticket! You must have either a valid parking permit or pay a parking meter to avoid getting fined. Purchase your permit or pay citations at My Parking Account. Learn more at Parking and Transit.
Your department will authorize the appropriate security access for your position. The Key Office in Facilities Management manages the issuance of keys to most university property.
Attend New Employee Orientation
All new staff and faculty should attend a New Employee Orientation session. New Faculty Orientation is typically held the Tuesday before the first day of classes in August. Remote New Employee Orientation Part 1 and Remote New Employee Orientation Part 2 is provided for those unable to attend regular orientation sessions on campus. New faculty should contact the Teaching and Faculty Support Center for details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-575-3222.
Enroll in Employee Benefits
Register for Training
Some positions require training in Workday and/or UAConnect. The Employee Development Program also offers a variety of workplace training courses, including group/department training and supervisor development training. Learn more at Professional Development and Training.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety maintains an extensive library of safety training videos available to view or check out.
Review Your Pay
The IRS has released the updated IRS withholding calculator in order to assist taxpayers to determine the appropriate withholding allowances for the new tax year. Human Resources strongly advises employees review their withholding to make sure the withholdings are accurate by using the IRS withholding calculator.
- The IRS also provided a new W4 form for 2020, this form can be found on the forms page of Human Resources site.
A nonresident employee is anyone who is not either a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder). Nonresident employees must contact an HR Expert to schedule an appointment and complete new employment forms. Failure to do so could result in incorrect taxation of your payments. Learn more about requirements for nonresident employees.