Student Employment

On-campus student worker openings should be announced by the hiring department in some form of general posting. Hiring departments may use the People Admin requisition/application system at www.jobsatuc.com to announce their openings and must use this forum to hire their selected student worker candidate.

Student workers must be enrolled at least 6 credit hours to be eligible for employment as a student employee. Student workers shall not be scheduled to work more than thirty (30) hours per week. International students on F-1 and J-1 visas are permitted to work on-campus for a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week while school is in session, unlimited hours during scheduled breaks (i.e., summer, spring break). Hours worked exceeding 40 hours are paid as overtime. Exceptions to the appointments, internship appointments, students working during quarter breaks and summer quarter.

Student workers shall be paid for all hours worked in a pay period and recorded by the supervisor. Student workers shall be paid no less than the minimum wage in effect under federal law. Student workers shall not be paid more than a regular UC employee performing similar duties. Student workers are not eligible to receive vacation leave, sick leave, holiday pay, shift differential or unemployment compensation. International students who have been in the U.S. less than five years are exempt from Social Security (FICA) taxes.

Student workers must sign the Student Worker Enrollment Verification Form and produce evidence of enrollment upon request, to retain their employment status. Student workers who failed to meet the enrollment requirement for the entire quarter shall be terminated.

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