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Changes to Student Employment for 17-18

There will be some changes coming to student employment for the 17-18 school year that are listed below. An info session was held in July regarding these changes, the notes from that session can be found here.


Effective July 1, 2017:

  • Management of student employment budgets will move from the Financial Aid Office to the Office of Planning and Budget (OPB).
  • Continuing student employment budgets (both University Work Program (UWP) and Federal Work-Study (FWS)) will be rolled, as is, from FY17 to FY18.
  • The Financial Aid Office will continue to monitor individual student FWS earnings.

 Job Descriptions

Effective Fall 2017:

  • All student jobs will be tied to one of four generic Job Descriptions established by the Financial Aid Office. Each of these generic Job Descriptions, Pay Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4, allows a range of wage rates for students whose departmental job description will correspond to one of the generic Job Descriptions.
  • Departments will continue to maintain the specific Job Description for each position.
    • Existing departmental job descriptions are already attached to a Pay Grade level and may be paid a wage rate within the range of wage rates allowed for that Pay Grade.
    • New or revised departmental job descriptions will be assigned to a Pay Grade level by the department depending on which generic Job Description the specific job responsibilities and qualifications for the department’s job description most closely match.

 Wage Rates

Effective Fall 2017:

  • There will be no automatic increases for Merit, Longevity, or Summer bump-up.
  • Students with open jobs will remain at their current wage rate unless the supervisor changes the wage rate (see below).
  • New student employee wage rates will be set by the supervisor within the range of wage rates allowed for the Pay Grade for the departmental job description/position the student is hired to fill.
  • Departments and supervisors will be able to change an individual student’s wage rate to another wage rate within the Pay Grade level’s range, by submitting a new Wage Rate Increase EPAF.

While the budget changes have already gone into effect for July 1st, we will make the new EPAFs and generic job descriptions available in August before the semester begins. Everything submitted before August will carry over as is so there is no need to resubmit EPAFs unless you would like to change a student’s wage rate.