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New Employee Toolbox

On behalf of Dr. Joseph Morgan, President of Morehead State University (MSU) and the Office of Human Resources, welcome to MSU. We look forward to seeing you on your first day of employment.

We use an electronic onboarding system for full-time new hires. This electronic system will provide you with all the information you need for your first day of employment.

All employees of MSU must have a background investigation completed. The background verification request and consent is electronic and you will receive an email from HireRight (  Please complete that request when it is received.

Part-Time/Temporary Employees will find helpful information below.

Part-Time/Temporary New Employee Information

  1. Review the following items and bring completed documents to the Office of Human Resources, 301 Howell-McDowell, on or before your first day of employment:
    • Completed New Hire Packet (includes: Personal Data Sheet, Voluntary Self-Identification, Policy Summary and Signature Page, Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol-Free Workplace Statement, and Direct Deposit Form)
    • Original Acceptable I-9 Documents to verify employment eligibility. Choose from one form of identification from List A or two forms of identification, one from List B and one from List C. If you are a foreign national, your offer of employment is contingent upon proper visa classification (per IRCA). 
    • Completed K4 (Kentucky Department of Revenue Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate)
    • Completed W4 (Federal tax withholding form)
    • Provide evidence of your highest educational level in keeping with the qualifications required for the position. For university accreditation purposes, staff members should send their official transcript(s) to the Office of Human Resources; faculty should send their official transcripts to the Office of the Provost.
  2. Complete the following- required training within the first two weeks of employment:
  3. Employees who will be granted access to the student database must complete  FERPA training. FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. If you will be working in a position requiring this access, please complete this training. For assistance, call 783-HELP.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Office of Human Resources at 606-783-2097.

Additional Resources

  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Drive, West Liberty, KY 41472
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