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Student Employee Information
Work-studies can work up to 9 hours per week hours based on their FWS award through financial aid. 

Students working a four hour shift get a 15-minute break (not to be shown on timesheets). A break of either 30 or 60 minutes should be taken if working more than five hours. This must be shown on the student's timesheet, which is submitted online through Workforce.
Since this is a "work-study" program, please bring schoolwork with you. If you are not busy, it is acceptable for you to work on your school assignments. Please note that not all departments have down time, so it is not a guarantee that you will be able to work on homework. This is just during any slow time; some departments never have any slow times.

Remember, if you are working both as a student worker and work study or just making up hours on the work-study program, you cannot work more than 20 hours a week.

Although there is no mandated dress code, you are encouraged to use care in what you wear. Please no cropped tops, torn jeans, short shorts, etc.

Supervisor Information
Students can work 9 hours per week per semester or any variation up to a maximum of 20 hours per week based on their FWS award through financial aid. It is your responsibility as a work-study supervisor to keep track of the number of hours your students work each semester.

Also, if a student is scheduled to work more than five hours at a time, they MUST take a lunch break of either 30 or 60 minutes. This must be shown on their time sheets. Remember a work-study cannot work more than 20 hours a week when making up time.
Workforce Time Entry

Don't let it be your fault that a student is not paid on time. As a supervisor, it is your responsibility to see that the student's timesheet is approved in Workforce by the designated time issued by Payroll. Since this is a "work-study" program, please ask your students to bring schoolwork with them. If they are not busy, it is acceptable for them to work on their school assignments.
Make sure that your student employees use care in choosing what they wear to work and please set an example for them.
Do not send your work studies to do tasks such as stamp mail or run copies without training them on the proper use of the equipment. Other people are busy and do not always have time to train your work-studies. REMEMBER! You are the supervisor. It is up to you to train and teach them the correct procedures. They are not only here just to assist you; they are here to learn!
Last but not least, please emphasize that phones are for business use. If it is necessary for them to make or receive a personal call, then ensure that calls are brief and infrequent.