Timely Topics – Grad Payroll Follow Up (From Grad School)

Attachment: TGS-Payroll Lunch and Learn Slides 6.3.20

Good afternoon,

Attached please find an updated version of the slides from last week’s Timely Topics on Grad Payroll. The slides, a recording of the session, and other resources can also be found in the Timely Topics folder here. Much of the information discussed, such as graduate assistantship eligibility, supplemental employment, offer letters and more, is available on the Grad School resource page, Information About Assistantships.

Regarding signatures on GA offer letters, as Gena discussed, scanned or faxed copies of letters with a wet acceptance signature are preferred, but given the current circumstances, Payroll can accept a “font signature” if it’s paired with an email from the GA confirming acceptance of the position. HR has also confirmed that certified Adobe signatures and e-signatures may be accepted under the current circumstances. Once the University returns to normal operations, however, the requirement for wet signatures will resume.

Please feel free to reach out to me or Gena with any GA or grad payroll questions.



Megan Petsa, M.A.
Director of Graduate Student Administration

The Graduate School
University of Connecticut
The Whetten Graduate Center, Second Floor
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit 1152 | Storrs, CT  06269-1152
860.486.0977 | www.grad.uconn.edu


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