Student Employee Frequently Asked Questions

Supervisors

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How are we to track hours for our Federal Work Study Students for payroll period 3/15/20 through 4/11/20, even though the students aren’t working?

Students will be paid Federal Work Study wages based on their time worked from the 2/29 payroll and limited by their Spring FWS award. Supervisors do not need to take any action for this to happen. Therefore, it is not necessary for direct supervisors to know if a particular student is being paid through Federal Work Study.

If my student is still being paid through FWS, will that prevent them from working on campus at this time provided they meet all other guidelines?

Student employees for whom it is not critical to work on campus should not be working on campus. FWS will continue to be paid.

Will student employees who are not Federal Work Study students be paid during this time?

University leadership team understands that many of our students are reliant on their campus job in order to make ends meet. Federal Work Study students will continue to be paid. Other students actively working on campus or remotely will be paid their regular hourly wage. Hourly paid students who are not present on campus and are not being asked to work remotely will not be paid. Supervisors of student employees who are currently off campus can determine if remote work is an option for students paid hourly. The university will continue to monitor this situation.

Can students work remotely?

Supervisors of student employees who are currently off campus can determine if remote work is an option for students paid hourly. Adequate supervision should be provided.

Previous guidance indicated that local students may come to campus to work. What is meant by local?

At this time, due to community spread of COVID-19 in the local area, the local/non-local distinction is irrelevant. Student employees for whom it is not critical to work on campus should not be working on campus.

What if I have hourly student workers who want to work but they can’t be on campus?

Please initiate conversations with your hourly student employees who cannot now return to campus to work. You may want to hold a conversation with those student workers who want to work but can’t be on campus about the possibility of remote work or about the possibility of being reassigned temporarily. 

What should I do if I have students who want to work but don’t have any options in my department?

If you have more students willing to work than you have work for them to do, please contact studentemployment@marquette.edu so they can be directed to be reassigned temporarily.

 

Student Employees

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Can students work remotely?

Some positions (tutoring, for example) can be converted to remote work. Supervisors of student employees who are currently off campus can determine if remote work is an option for students paid hourly.  

Previous guidance indicated that local students may come to campus to work. What is meant by local?

At this time, due to community spread of COVID-19 in the local area, the local/non-local distinction is irrelevant. Students for whom it is not critical to work on campus should not be working on campus.

For local students, defined as students residing in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine or Ozaukee counties, are there jobs available on campus?

At this time, the local/non-local distinction is irrelevant. Students for whom it is not critical to work on campus should not be working on campus.

I am an hourly student worker and need to work but don’t have a job that I can perform away from campus. This is going to cause a hardship for me. What should I do?

If you need to work but don’t have a job that you can perform away from campus and/or if not working will create a hardship for you, please initiate a conversation with your supervisor about the possibility of remote work or being temporarily reassigned. 

Should I sign up for Direct Deposit?

Yes, it may become difficult to retrieve your paycheck in person. If you do not currently have direct deposit set up, please review the information here and sign up immediately.

How will Graduate, Teaching and Research Assistantships be impacted?

GA, TA, and RA appointments are still active, and GA/TA/RAs will continue to be paid through the period of their current appointment. GA/TA/RAs should work with the direct supervisor to determine schedules and expectations. Those with TA/GA appointments will be working remotely, but those with research duties tied to an assistantship should monitor the research guidelines published  on the Office of Research and Innovation website and discuss with the immediate supervisor how and where duties are to be carried out.  Faculty should consider the well-being of the TA/RA/GAs when assigning duties and show as much flexibility in getting the duties done as possible. If it is essential for a GA/TA/RA to be on campus, they should practice social distancing and only be on campus if they are not ill nor under self-quarantine. TA/RA/GAs are not at risk of losing their appointments because of the need to work remotely.

What if I am a stipend paid student employee? 

You will continue to be paid per your regular pay schedule.

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Human Resources FAQs