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Out of State Employment

In 2019, American University adopted the Out-of-State Staffing Policy which restricts employment at the University to those who reside in the District of Columbia, State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia (DMV). The University recognizes the need to engage talented individuals who reside outside the DMV as critical to maintaining a flexible workforce. While the University is well-equipped to manage employment and tax requirements for employees residing in the DMV, it has limited infrastructure and resources to devote to compliance with the laws and requirements of many other states outside the DMV.

AU has contracted with nextSource to serve as the Employer of Record for individuals who reside and deliver services for AU outside the DMV.  

Employees who will be permanently residing and delivering services from outside the DMV may be eligible for nextSource employment through nextSource. The approval process is outlined in the Out-of-State Staff Policy.

As a nextSource employee, most aspects of working at AU will stay the same. nextSource employees will perform the duties of their current role, continue to have AU email and access to the systems that they need to do their job. nextSource provides them with a comprehensive benefit package with similar options to AU for medical, dental, life and disability coverages. Contact to receive a copy of their benefits guide. Benefit differences include a retirement plan option with a match lower than AU’s match, and nextSource does not provide educational benefits. nextSource has a 60-day waiting period for their benefit plans. 

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