Office of the Vice President for
Administration and Finance
SECTION: HUMAN RESOURCES INDEX: C-10
SUBJECT: SOCIAL SECURITY
All employees of the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) are covered by Social Security tax laws. Information concerning retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare benefits covered by Social Security is available from the Social Security Administration. These benefits are funded by the social security taxes paid by the individual and the University.
All new employees must provide the Human Resources Office with an original social security card issued by the Social Security Administration before they are placed on the University's payroll. The University has guidelines in place for the protection and confidentiality of individual social security numbers. The SSN is not used as the employee’s primary identification number.
When negotiating employment with prospective employees from foreign countries (visiting instructors, student employees, etc.), departments must notify them of the requirement for a U.S. social security number.
In the event of an employee’s death prior to retirement, additional survivor benefits may be available through the Social Security Administration.. These benefits are provided by and coordinated through the Social Security Administration.
Signature Obtained 06/01/12
Philip Castille, Ph.D Date
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