New Employees

Congratulations on your new position and welcome to Rensselaer! You are just steps away from being ready to join nearly 2,000 other faculty and staff as agents of change.  

Get your Rensselaer Identification Number (RIN) first


Your RIN is required to function as a member of the Rensselaer community, and is used for payroll, email, benefits enrollment, parking, your ID Card, building access, and more.

When Will I Get My RIN?   

  • A "RIN" is created and assigned to you once you have returned your completed New Hire Packet to the Division of Human Resources and you have completed the requirements for Form I-9. 
  • After you have completed your online invitation of employment by logging back onto Use the email that you used to create your job application to log on. Once you have logged on, select 'Employee Portal' to view your onboarding tasks.  
  • Your RIN will be emailed to your personal, non-RPI email address within three (3) business days of your completion of all of the items in the New Hire Tasks.
  • Your manager will be copied on this email. The email will contain instructions, so please read it carefully.


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