Newly Hired and Current Graduate Assistants

Congratulations on your appointment as a Graduate Assistant!

  • The first step in the hiring process is for your supervisor to complete the Graduate Assistant Onboarding Request Form.
  • Once submitted, you will receive an email from Accurate Background Check Services with a link and directions on how to complete your portion of the background check.
  • Upon completion of your background check, you will receive an email from Equifax Compliance Center to complete the majority of your hiring paperwork.
  • You will then be contacted to come into the office with your I-9 identification to complete the Security Questionnaire and attend a brief employment orientation.
  • You will then receive your Appointment Form via DocuSign.
Before you can begin working as a Graduate Assistant, you must pass a Background Check and complete all paperwork. 

FAQs: Graduate Assistants

Current Graduate Assistants

OneUSG Portal

All GAs must set up their Direct Deposit via the OneUSG portal accessible from your MyVSU dashboard. Due to ACA regulations, GAs MUST record time worked in OneUSG. GAs may print pay information each month, print W-2s each year, and update tax information via the OneUSG portal.