Human Resources Policies

HR66 Change of Legal Name of an Employee

Policy Status: 

Under Review

Policy Steward: 

Vice President for Human Resources

POLICY'S INITIAL DATE: November 15, 1968 

THIS VERSION EFFECTIVE: September 14, 1983

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  • Purpose
  • Forms That Must be Completed
  • Forms That May be Completed at the Option of the Employee
  • PURPOSE:

    To notify appropriate University departments of an employee's change of name.

    FORMS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED:

    For an employee to change his or her name, it is necessary to obtain and complete the following forms:

    1. Request for Change of Beneficiary and/or Change of Name (Group Insurance).
    2. Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (Form W-4).
    3. Approval Authorization Cards (when applicable). (See instructions)
    4. Parking Registration Form (form available from Parking Chairpersons)
    5. Payroll Change Forms. (IBIS form - see instructions)

    FORMS THAT MAY BE COMPLETED AT THE OPTION OF THE EMPLOYEE:

    The following forms may be completed to initiate certain changes that the employee may desire due to a name change:

    1. Voluntary Group Accident Insurance Enrollment Form.

      Available at:

      Univ Park: OHR-Employee Benefits Div, 865-1473

      Hershey: OHR-Hershey, replenished by OHR-Univ Park

      Commonwealth Campuses, Erie-The Behrend College & Harrisburg: Dir of Business Serv, replenished by OHR Employee Benefits Div.

      (See instructions)

       
    2. Nomination of Beneficiaries (State Retirement).

      Available from Office of Human Resources - Employee Benefits Division, 865-1473. (see instructions)

    Date Approved: 

    September 14, 1983

    Date Published: 

    September 14, 1983

    Effective Date: 

    September 14, 1983