Off-campus community service sites who compensate students using the community service work-study program must:
maintain a job description for each student in the program.
assign appropriate wage rate for community service positions.
collect time sheets for hours worked. Timesheets must be signed by the student and the student’s supervisor, certifying that:
hours worked were authorized and
the time reported accurately represents hours worked on tasks related to the employer’s normal course of business.
maintain a copy of timesheets used for calculating student wages.
make these records available for review upon request from WMU Student Financial Aid.
compensate the student(s) for hours worked at the community service site.
provide direct supervision for each student in the program
When you employ a student you must compensate them regularly for hours worked. It is not appropriate to permit a student’s hours to accumulate. Students who are paid using work-study must work to earn wages. Please do not use work-study to compensate students for hours of study, or other non-work-related activities. To do so would be a violation of federal, state and University guidelines.
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