FAQs: Hiring Managers

Spring Semester 2021

  1. Are student jobs exempt from the staff hiring freeze?
  2. May departments create replacement positions for jobs no longer being offered due to COVID-19?
  3. What are the pay rates for student jobs?
  4. Can I continue to pay my student employee who is not in a position to work on campus or remotely?
  5. Due to the recent COVID-19 related disruptions, how can I provide an undergraduate research experience in the lab or studio?
Are student jobs exempt from the staff hiring freeze?

Yes, hiring of students will be allowed. Hiring managers are strongly encouraged to post open jobs through the Office of Student Employment’s JOBboard. When possible, hiring managers are encouraged to offer open jobs to students who state they have a need-based financial aid offer.

May departments create replacement positions for jobs no longer being offered due to COVID-19?

Yes. Departments may create replacement positions if past positions will not be offered due to COVID restrictions. Once the position has been determined, the department may post the position for hiring. For this year only, departments may use the existing position number for this short-term need.

What are the pay rates for student jobs?

The basic hourly pay rate will remain $8.32 for the 2020/2021 academic year. If you enter a pay rate less than $8.32, you will receive an error message in Student Jobs. You may review the 2020/2021 Pay Rates via Student Jobs Resources.

Can I continue to pay my student employee who is not in a position to work on campus or remotely?

No, if a student is not working, the student should not receive pay.

Due to the recent COVID-19 related disruptions, how can I provide an undergraduate research experience in the lab or studio?

The University’s research laboratories and studios provide important educational benefits to undergraduate students. You may visit the Inclusion of Undergraduate Research Assistants in Laboratory & Studio-Based Research website for more information.