International Recruitment

Expedited Processing Reinstated for H-1B Applications

The Immigration Service has reinstated expedited processing for H-1B applications for institutions of higher education.  This is great news for our international summer and fall hires!

As you likely know, this spring the Immigration Service suspended expedited processing; leaving the UO uncertain whether our international hires would receive work authorization in time for their summer or fall start dates.  With the reinstatement of expedited processing, we can now request their H-1B applications be expedited to ensure the immigration application is processed before the contract start date.

If you currently have an international employee with an H-1B application pending for summer or fall start date, contact Kate Comiskey if you would like to expedite the application.  Academic Affairs will be revising the unofficial offer template to reflect this change.  If you have an offer in process, feel free to Jennifer Doreen to confirm the language for the unofficial offer letter.

International Employment Contacts:

Jennifer Doreen
International Emplopyment Specialist
Human Resources

Kate Comiskey
International Scholar Adviser
International Affairs
(541) 346-5573