University of Houston-Victoria
Policies

Social Security

Section: Human Resources Index: C-10

Policy

All employees of the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) are required to participate in the federal Social Security program as a condition of employment according to the provisions of the Social Security Act. 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 name listed on the employee’s social security card is what will be used in the Human Resources payroll system. 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.

References

Signature Obtained                        02/9/16
Raymond V. Morgan Jr., Ph.D          Date
Interim President