I am an international student in the US and currently on my OPT work authorization, which is a work authorization in the country for a year after graduating, and can be extended for two more since I am under STEM.
My OPT will end this June, so I have to apply for the extension right now (recommended ~2 months before OPT ends). The STEM application states that some documents need to be filled by current employer.
I would like to work it out with my manager, and NOT the HR, since I feel really comfortable with my manager and that HR is NOT my friend. Issue is that my manager did not ask me about paper work when he hired me, but HR did.
Would it look inappropriate to pull my manager into my paperwork, although that I feel it is not his business (and that it seemed he did not want to get into it)?