Description: In this video, you will learn how to create an online account on CUNYfirst after you have received the new hire welcome email.
In this video, we’ll cover how to create an online account, once you’ve received the new hire welcome email containing your six digit employee ID from the research foundation, you go to homepage, select create, first you’ll enter your 6-digit employee ID followed by the last four digits of your social security number, clicking next, then you are brought to the employee profile page.
Here you’ll enter a valid email address, answer some security questions in case you get locked out of your account, select yes if you’d like to receive electronic communications from the Research Foundation, or no if you’d like to receive those communications via the mail.
The next step is to create a password for yourself which must be between 8 and 16 characters, which contains at least one number and one alphabetical character, it must not contain special characters, clicking submit will complete the initial process for creating your account.
A verification email will be sent to the email address that you provided to verify your email, click on the verified link, now you’re ready to log in, enter your user ID and the password you created.
Now we’ll show you how to set up your direct deposit. To set up your direct deposit, you’ll need to complete the new user checklist, first click on my payroll and benefits located on the left hand side of the screen, as a CUNY corps’s employee, you will only need to complete part 1 of the new user checklist, you can begin by clicking on personal details.
To finish the checklist, you must complete all seven steps. You’ll begin by clicking on name and address, here you’ll enter your personal information, once it is done, you’ll click on Save Changes. Number two on the checklist is contact information, when you’re done entering contact information, you can scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Save Changes. Number three on the checklist is marital status for tax purposes, select the status that fits you and save your changes.
Number four, family members is for those employees who will be receiving health insurance through the research foundation, however all portions of the checklist must be completed to successfully create your profile, so click on family members and simply click finish.
Number five, emergency contacts. First click add new, once you’ve entered in your emergency contact’s name and contact information, you’ll click on Save Changes, then click finish. Number six, direct deposit. To enter your direct deposit information, you’ll click on final net pay which is your primary direct deposit account.
First, find your bank’s routing number from the provided list, then type in your account number, select your account type and click Save to save your direct deposit information. A message will appear, informing you of a short validation process that occurs, the first payment you’ll receive after you’ve updated your direct deposit information will be in the form of a paper check mailed to the address we have on file.
Then all subsequent payments will be made by direct deposit, to finish with direct deposit, click OK which will take you back to the direct deposit main page. If you would like to split your direct deposit between two separate accounts, you can do so by clicking direct deposit, once you’re finished adding your direct deposit accounts, you’ll click back.
And lastly click on forms here, you’ll see a list of forms with the option to print them out, however as these forms have been provided in your new hire packet, you can simply click finish, you’ve now completed the new user checklist.
So once again, click finish, the new user checklist is now complete and your profile has been updated. If you wish to return to the research foundation homepage, you’ll need to log out and log back in.