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What is DocuSign, and how do I use it?

The Division of Human Resources is excited to introduce its new electronic signature program, DocuSign. With the implementation of the DocuSign application, the process of routing new hire documents for signature, approving requests and tracking timeline progress is simpler and more efficient.

Documents will now be signed and forwarded digitally and instantly, on any device with ease, to reduce time and effort, and minimize the potential for lost paperwork.  

The benefits of using DocuSign are clear:

  • Shorten the employee onboarding process
  • More secure than paper documents by encryption
  • Complete audit trail of signatures
  • No faxing, scanning or copies needed
  • Reduce paperwork error rates and rework
  • Quick and easy to use

The Division of Human Resources will begin using DocuSign this month (June) for the new hire faculty and staff onboarding paperwork process. Other select forms that are located in the HR Forms Library also will be available using the DocuSign platform this summer. Please watch for upcoming information and training sessions as we begin to roll out the product university-wide.

In the meantime, you can watch the informative overview of the DocuSign Electronic Signature application.

If you have questions, please contact a member of the Human Resources Records Team at 330-672-8316.