Fall 2020 - Things to Consider - Employers

Information for Employers/Supervisors:

  • All student workers need to complete the workplace safety module training before they start work.
  • All employees must undergo the pre-work health screening protocol.
  • Replacing a full-time employee who was terminated or whose position was eliminated for any reason with a student employee (FWS or not) is prohibited.
  • Student workers require supervision. They cannot be granted access to the workplace without a supervisor present, too. You may set up a digital workplace platform with the student workers, but depending on the work, digital safety, security, and confidentiality are of paramount importance. Please consult the supervisor guide to working remotely (https://www.marquette.edu/coronavirus/documents/managing-remote-work-a-guide-for-supervisors-v2.pdf) and/or the employee guide for working remotely (https://www.marquette.edu/coronavirus/documents/employee-guide-for-working-remotely-v2.pdf) for additional guidance.
  • With perhaps fewer available jobs this year, we encourage departments who can hire Federal Work Study (FWS) students to do so. FWS is a federal financial aid program designed to provide part-time employment for eligible students. Marquette University receives an allocation from the federal government each fiscal year which is used, in combination with employer funds, to provide part-time jobs for students. Not only does it save the department and university money, but it helps to maintain governmental funding for the program into the future. Consult the JobConnection Employer Manual for details on how to check a student's Federal Work Study eligibility (see p. 39 of the JobConnection Employer Manual: https://www.marquette.edu/central/financial-aid/documents/jobconnection-employer-manual.pdf).
  • All employees on campus, including student employees, need to follow the university’s safety/COVID-19 policies and procedures. Model and have your staff practice social distancing, wear a face covering, and wash hands. We are all responsible for the health of our community. Clean and disinfect your workspace before starting work—not after—to help be most efficient with supplies.
  • If you or a member of your staff is not feeling well, stay home and do not come to campus.
  • If you, your staff, or student staff contracts COVID-19, you are encouraged to complete the COVID 19 Employee and Student Voluntary Disclosure Form.
  • Student workers are not eligible for paid sick leave. It is illegal to modify a timesheet to reflect hours a student did not work. However, please direct your student workers to this link about potential unemployment assistance: https://dwd.wi.gov/covid19/public/ui.htm.
  • Feel free to contact Eric Wolffersdorff at Student Employment Services with any questions: studentemployment@marquette.edu

More information can be found on the university's coronavirus information page.