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University of Maryland, College Park Policy and Procedures Concerning Student Employment

Consolidated USM and UMD Policies and Procedures

V-4.00(A) UMCP POLICY AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT 1 AUGUST 1991

  I.    Policy
 
        It is the policy of UMCP to encourage part-time employment
        of students as a means of financing their education and
        enhancing the University experience.  UMCP offers a variety
        of programs and services to students to assist them in
        obtaining appropriate part-time employment.
 
  II.   Programs
 
        A.  College Work-Study Program
 
            1.   Under this program, employment may be awarded to
                 students who:
 
                 a.   are in need of earnings from such employment
                      to pursue a course of study at a college or
                      university, and
 
                 b.   are capable of maintaining good standing
                      while employed.
 
            2.   A maximum of 20 hours per week may be worked
                 during the semester, and a maximum of 40 hours per
                 week during the summer.
 
            3.   The amount of money that may be earned is
                 determined by the student's demonstrated need.
 
            4.   Application should be made by completing the
                 Financial Aid Form available at the Financial Aid
                 Office.
 
            5.   The Financial Aid Office makes awards based on
                 demonstrated need and an award letter is sent to
                 the student.
 
            6.   Upon receipt of an award letter, the student
                 should contact the Job Referral Service located in
                 Room 3120 of Hornbake Library for placement.
 
        B.  Dining Hall Workshop Program
 
            1.   Under this program students earn their board by
                 working approximately 12 hours per week.
 
            2.   The workload may be increased at the completion of
                 a successful semester upon request from the
                 student.
 
            3.   Application is made by completing the Financial
                 Aid Form available at the Financial Aid Office.
 
            4.   The Financial Aid Office makes an award based on
                 demonstrated need and an award letter is sent to
                 the  student.
 
            5.   Application for placement is made directly through
                 Dining Services.  Application must be made in
                 person, and the student should have a schedule of
                 classes.
 
        C.  Library Workshop Program
 
            1.   Application may be made by completing the
                 Financial Aid Form available in the Financial Aid
                 Office.
 
            2.   The Financial Aid Office makes an award based on
                 demonstrated need.
 
            3.   The amount of the award is credited to the
                 student's account.
 
        D.  Job Referral Services
 
            This is a clearinghouse for all students seeking
            employment, and for employers seeking help.  The
            service includes listings of full-time summer
            employment both on and off campus.  There is no charge
            for this service.
 
            Contact:       Job Referral Service
                           Room 3120
                           Hornbake Library
                           314-8324
 
        E.  Conditions of Student Employment
 
            Each department of the campus should establish
            procedures to provide essential general working
            conditions for student employees who are not
            participating in the College Park Work Study Program.
            These guidelines should include, but are not limited to
            the following:
 
            1.   a brief statement of job responsibilities for each
                 student employee;
 
            2.   a clear understanding of the hours to be worked,
                 developed by coordinating the availability of the
                 student and the needs of the department;
 
            3.   structure of student wages;
 
            4.   general working conditions;
 
            5.   duration of employment, e.g., two weeks, one
                 semester; and
 
            6.   a method whereby students may resolve job-related
                 problems.