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Frequently asked questions regarding student employee supervision.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I give my student employee a raise?

Student employees cannot receive "raises," but they are eligible for an increment increase once per year, based upon criteria established by the department (for either longevity or performance).

The amount of increase cannot infringe on the overall increase amount awarded annually to classified employees. During any year that classified employees do not receive an increase, student employee increases will be withheld.

Departments are not required to offer a standard annual increase to student employees except as designated by HR (e.g., in response to increases to minimum wage). Departments must, however, keep justification criteria in their department to substantiate reasons for increases and/or variations in hiring rates.

Please note: the University reserves the right to eliminate or suspend student pay increases at any time, for any reason.

How do I promote (or fire) my student employee?

If a student's job duties have changed, you may promote them to a higher classification. To determine the new pay classification the student's job duties fall under, see the hiring wage schedule table. When a student is promoted, they will receive a minimum pay increase of $.25.

If you plan to fire a student, see At-Will Employment and Terminations, also on Getting a Job on Campus.

How do I provide employment verification in accordance with FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permits students to waive the release of their employment records (e.g., reference checks, letters of recommendation). See Employment Verification and FERPA for details.

What rules govern students volunteers?

Yes, but you must follow the rules for all individuals volunteering at the University.

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