Administrative Rules


Subject: Employment of Temporary Workers and Trainers in H-1B Nonimmigrant Status AR#  6.05.008
Based on Board Policy: F-5, Employee Placement/Advancement
Recommended by Council/President: Administrative Services Council
Date Approved/Amended: 12/02/1998; amended 04/15/10

Value Statement 

The Austin Community College District (“ACC” or “the College”) is committed to providing access to employment opportunities for all individuals.  In cases where it becomes necessary to employ an alien in a specialty occupation, the College will comply with all federal and state laws. 

Administrative Rule 

Austin Community College District may host an alien for education, employment or training purposes.  A person admitted to the United States for such purposes must meet eligibility requirements of the Immigrant Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) and be approved to work or train in the United States. 

Definition 

An H-1B is a visa classification for an alien coming temporarily to the U.S. to perform services in a specialty occupation.  A specialty occupation is one which requires the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge to fully perform the occupation and requires completion of a specific course of education culminating in a baccalaureate degree, or higher, in a specific occupational specialty. 

Responsibilities 

1.       The Executive Vice President must approve the supervisor’s request to obtain an H-1B visa for an individual or to assist an individual applying for resident citizenship. 

2.       The Office of Human Resources will coordinate the process for the H-1B visa sponsorship or application for resident citizenship.  Upon receiving administrative approval, the Office of Human Resources shall work with the applicant and Legal Counsel to secure approval of the application. 

3.       The Office of Human Resources may consult with ACC’s legal representative whenever necessary. 

4.       Recommended candidates may be required to pay for legal services to process a petition for visa sponsorship or resident citizenship. 

5.       Application for resident citizenship must be approved by the Executive Vice President and President of the College.

 


President/CEO:   Stephen B. Kinslow Date:   06/01/10