About the College


Welcome to the Donald P.  Bellisario College of Communications!

To get you on board through the Penn State hiring processes and into the data systems, there are a number of forms we need you to fill out. Please contact Darlene Sidwell if you have any questions and please return all of the documents listed below as quickly as possible to:

Darlene Sidwell
224 Carnegie Building
University Park, PA 16802

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

Please fill out section 1.

W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate

Please fill out whole form.

Salary Deposit Request

Please fill out whole form.

Affirmative Action Applicant Datacard

Please fill out whole form.

Drug-Free Workplace

Read and sign.

Worker's Compensation Information

Please read pages 1-2.

Read and sign page 3.

Read page 4.

Read and sign page 5.

Read page 6.

Intellectual Property Agreement

Read and sign.

Biographical Data form for University Academic Records

Fill out section 1.

Do not fill out sections 2-4.

Sign and return with copy of CV.

Access Account for Faculty & Staff

Please fill out whole form.



After the HR paperwork process is complete:

After your paperwork has been processed, the final step will be getting your Penn State email address (a.k.a. your access account). We will tell you when you are ready to proceed with this step.

At that time, you will be contacted by the Penn State Access Accounts Office who will direct you to follow the following steps. The use of "we" or "I" in the instructions below represent your contact in the Access Accounts Office, not the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

Step 1:
Please call the accounts office at 814-865-4772, if you have not already done so, to verify address and other information. Please note: If we do not have your current address on file, we will not be able to send your information until it is updated with Human Resources. If we do have the current address proceed below:

Step 2:                                                                                                                                                     

Per our conversation, please go to the following web site to fill out the PSU Access Account Acceptance Statement:


Step 3:
Please send the form back to our office along with a copy of your photo ID that has a legible signature on it (ex:drivers license or passport). You can fax the form to the Accounts Office at 814-865-9289. You can also scan and e-mail a copy to accounts@psu.edu.

***Also on the form, write the address that you want the password mailed to. This address must be the one that you are currently at and we must have it on file.

Step 4:
After I receive the information and it is legible, I will send your information to the home address we have on file via U.S. Mail.

IMPORTANT*** If you are faxing your photo ID please enlarge and/or enlighten it, so that it is legible. Include a phone number on the form of where I can contact you, if need be.***

Step 5:
After you receive your password in the mail go to www.work.psu.edu, click change your password. You can then just change your password to something you can better remember. You can also set up your security questions for the online password reset tool. If you find that in the future your password has expired or you forget what it is, you can then use the tool to reset the password online. You must have the security questions set up first.