Issuance of Revised CAPM 102.530 Sponsorship of Immigration and Work Authorization

June 24, 2020

By Lori Kletzer, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor 


RE: Issuance of Revised CAPM 102.530: Sponsorship of Immigration and Work Authorization

Dear Colleagues:

I write to issue the revised Campus Academic Personnel Manual (CAPM) 102.530: Sponsorship of Immigration and Work Authorization, effective immediately. The proposed changes were announced on November 22, 2019.

The issuance of this revised policy institutes the following changes:

  • The title of the policy is changed from Recruitment and Appointment of Noncitizens to Sponsorship of Immigration and Work Authorization.
  • A hiring unit’s ability to sponsor permanent residency for foreign national employees is expanded to include the Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Security of Employment) series; Continuing Lecturers with full year appointments; and all ranks of the Professional Research, Project __ (e.g. Scientist), and Specialist series.
  • The policy incorporates recently-implemented procedural changes aimed at streamlining the process for obtaining an exception to sponsor an H-1B Nonimmigrant Worker in a Specialty Occupation visa for a Postdoctoral Scholar.
  • The revised policy clarifies that the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa category is appropriate for the following academic title series only: Visiting Professor, Visiting Researcher, Visiting Project Scientist, Visiting Specialist, Visiting Librarian; Visiting Scholar, Visitor- Graduate Student, Visitor-Undergraduate Student; Research Associate and Research Fellow; Postdoctoral Scholar; Pre-six Lecturers and Continuing Lecturers with 9/9 appointments; and academic student titles.
  • Information that pertained to non-employment visa categories B-1/B-2/WB Temporary Business Visitor has been removed because it is out of the scope of this policy.

 Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the Academic Personnel Office at


Lori Kletzer
Campus Provost and
Executive Vice Chancellor

International Student & Scholar Services Director Calabrese
Assistant Vice Provost- Academic Personnel McClintock
Academic Senate Director Mednick
Department Managers
Divisional Academic Personnel Coordinators