The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Department Research Assistant- Hire Checklist

Please submit the original documents to ISERP at 370 IAB, or send via email to

Department Research Assistant - New Hire Checklist


❏  Hire Data Form for Candidates

❏  CV

❏  Academic Profile (can be obtained from

❏  I-9: See instructions here

❏  Invention Agreement form

❏  Ethnicity form

❏  Paid Family Leave Waiver Form*

❏  Tax Forms:

❏  W-4

❏  One of the following   NYS tax forms: (Please carefully review and chose the one that applies to your situation.)

❏  IT2104: NYS residents.

❏  IT2104.1: Non-residents.

❏  IT2104E: Exemption form for full time students under the age of 25

If you are not a US citizen, please also provide the following:

❏         Passport

❏         Visa

❏         I-20

❏         I-94

❏         If applicable: Permanent Resident card; Any others that apply


All Columbia employees must have a valid U.S. work authorization and a Social Security Number. International students who do not have a Social Security Number (SSN), can request a Social Security Verification form from ISERP to apply for a number with the Social Security Administration.


* If your regular schedule is less than 26 consecutive weeks (six months) or 175 days in a 52 consecutive week period, you may waive the PFL payroll deduction by completing the Employee Opt-Out of Paid Family Leave Benefits (PFL-Waiver) Form.

Visit for more information on the NYS Paid Family Leave.


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