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Welcome to Western Carolina University!  We are pleased with your decision to join Western Carolina University.  We look forward to the special talents you will bring to WCU and the difference you will make in how we serve our students and community. 

For your convenience, Western Carolina University utilizes an electronic Onboarding portal.  This portal will enable you to easily complete most of your new hire documentation online.  Once the employment offer has been accepted, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access our electronic Onboarding Portal. 

Once you  have completed the tasks in the Onboarding Portal, please contact Kristi Westphal-HR Specialist at 828.227.3143 to set up an appointment to complete the remainder of your compliance items.  This must be done prior to your first day of work.

Please reach out to our Human Resources and Payroll office at 828.227.7218 if you have any questions as you begin to complete your onboarding forms.  We look forward to having you join our Catamount family.

Kristi Westphal
Office Human Resources & Payroll
302 H F Robinson Administration Building
Western Carolina University
828.227.3143 |

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*Student employees should contact either the Human Resources & Payroll, Financial Aid, or the Graduate School office for assistance.

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