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CU Global employment expands compliant hiring practices across the globe, enhancing the university’s diverse workforce and global reach.

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What is a CU Global Worker?

A CU Global Worker is any employee whose work site is located outside of the United States, regardless of citizenship and residency.

Why a PEO?

CU is not a global employer, which limits its ability to hire employees outside of the United States. A professional employer organization, or PEO, partners with the university in the hiring of CU Global Workers.

Who is Global PEO Services (GPS)?

GPS is a legal hiring entity in 170+ countries, partnering with CU to provide human resources, payroll processing, employer tax filing, health insurance and more for employees working outside the United States. Learn more about GPS.

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What is the difference between a CU International Employee and a CU Global Worker?


CU International Employees

  • Resident or nonresident alien working inside the United States and paid through the Human Capital Management (HCM) system
  • Subject to U.S. taxation, labor and employment laws
  • *Compliance resource: International Tax


CU Global Worker

  • Any employee working outside the United States is expected to be paid through the Employer of Record (EOR): Global PEO Services
  • Subject to taxation, labor and employment laws in the country in which they are working
  • *Compliance resource: Global PEO Services

*CU is not a global employer and is unable to service employees working from outside the U.S. Remote work from abroad may be possible through a partnership with Global PEO Services, to ensure the university's compliance with foreign tax requirements, but requires careful advanced consideration and commitment by the hiring department.  In addition to exposing the university to compliance risk, use of the inappropriate compliance resource may have significant negative tax implications for the employee or worker.  See Updated Employee Services guidance regarding taxation of nonresident aliens working outside the U.S. for additional information.