The following is a message from Kathy Brown, Vice President for Human Resources:
We are excited to share the news that OHR has begun implementing its new student employment system. This initiative supports OHR's strategic imperatives by simplifying the student hiring process and policy and empowering departments to manage their student employees with flexibility and support as students pursue their University education.
As you may recall, an internal working group conducted a complete review of our student employment system. As a result of the group's recommendations, we are implementing several changes:
The revised policy simplifies the process for the hiring unit by removing those requirements that are appropriate for career, not student, employees but stays true to its original purpose of supporting students so they can pay for the cost of their education. The policy will be posted on the U-Wide Policy Library website in the coming days. We are creating a student hiring toolkit that provides basic guidelines for hiring and managing student employees, with web links to more detailed information if needed.
Departments will continue to have control over hiring students, and the process will be simplified:
- Departments will have broad latitude in:
- Assigning duties and setting requirements for a specific job.
- Determining hourly pay (as long as it meets the minimum wage of $8 an hour).
- Classifying student jobs.
- Student postings are not required for all student openings.
- The Student Quick Hire Form will be eliminated.
Job Classifications and Compensation
Student job classifications have been reduced from 39 to six broad categories. We strongly encourage using working titles for student employees as an important way to differentiate the type of work they perform. The minimum pay rate for student employees is $8.00 an hour.
As you may have noticed, changes to student employee appointments to the new broad categories have been started centrally. Additional information will be provided from HRMS if changes are needed to identify student job classifications.
If you have questions about the redesigned student employment system or procedures, please contact Susan Cable-Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-624-3393).
Vice President for Human Resources