Setting up your Work Authorization
At the Student Employment Office, students will:
- Complete the following forms: Federal W-4, Maine W-4, Form I-9 and a Direct Deposit form.
- International Students, other documents are required of you. More information regarding employment for international students.
Once you are done filling out these forms, you will have access to your electronic Bates Work Authorization (BWA) on Garnet Gateway. The BWA acts as proof that the student has been approved to work on campus. Students must have their BWA before they can start working in a campus position.
Students must send their employer proof of their Bates Work Authorization. They can do this through Garnet Gateway by clicking on the Employees tab. In the Student Employee section, you will see your Bates Work Authorization. The diagram below depicts how to send your work authorization to a supervisor. Please remember that if you have multiple jobs, you must send your authorization to every supervisor for that job.
Students who are eligible for Federal Work Study or Bates Work Study will have a card indicating their WS status in the bottom corner of the card.