Supervising Work-study Cheryl Miller – Student Payroll Elizabeth Whitcomb – Student Financial Services
What is work-study? • Eligible students earn income to meet the Cost of Attendance by working in a University assigned position. • Federal or State funded, pay rates same as student-help starting at $8.00/hour • Awarded based on income eligibility and meeting FAFSA priority deadline (March 15th)
Student Employment Guidelines • Who can employ work-study students? • Student employees must: • be actively pursuing a degree program at MSU • be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credits • work limits apply if you are enrolled for less than twelve (12) credits • work limits apply to undergraduate and graduate students
What do students do? • Eligible students are awarded work-study on their Financial Aid Award Letter • Upon acceptance of their award they are prompted to complete a Questionnaire regarding their skills, experience and availability • Assignments are made and students are notified via email prior to the beginning of Fall Semester
How does this work? • Supervisors submit an online request for work-study students • Website is located on Student Payroll • Login with your Star ID • Enter job description and department cost center • Submit request for number of students and preferences • Deadline August 1st , 2014 • Departments are asked to review their rosters before students are notified of their assignment
Time Reporting To support a future new process of web/mobile-based student time worked entry the following is new information that is required for student employees. • Select E-Time – system allows time entry by student. • Title – provide the student’s job title to assist them in identifying the correct work authorization to enter their work hours on. • Provide Supervisor tech id that will be used in the time reporting approval process.
Student Performance • Establish office policies for expectations • Provide students with feedback • Provide written/verbal warnings • If termination is necessary, please notify Elizabeth of the last date of employment and reason for termination • Students terminated for performance issues are NOT reassigned to another department for that Academic Year
Student Appreciation • Provide positive feedback • Hire them back whenever possible • Offer to be a reference for future employment • Food, parties, awards….