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Student employees are assigned to group positions, i.e. individual position numbers are not designated for student employees.

The University of Memphis Student employee's (Regular and Federal Work-Study) hourly wage is determined by their experience and knowledge. The following pay range guidelines should be utilized by the departments' supervisors when determining fair and equitable hourly wages and subsequent yearly pay raises. There is a mandated minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Under Regular Student Employment, the department is responsible for 100% of the student's earnings. Under Federal Work-Study, the department is responsible for 25% of the student's earnings.

NOTE: If the department feels a higher rate of pay is justified (i.e. does not meet the following pay range guidelines) then a memorandum with job description and justification must be submitted to the Student Employment Office with the employment paperwork to obtain approval.

Student employees may be hired at any pay level within a specific category depending on their knowledge and experience.

Category I - Labor and Attendant Positions

Includes:
Equipment Room Attendant Sport Attendant
Furniture Mover Stage Crew
Gameroom Attendant Stock Crew
Groundkeepers Other Related Areas
Personal Care Attendant

Level I -- Simple attendant duties. Little responsibility. Minimum work involvement.
($7.25 - $7.50)

Level II -- Simple attendant duties. Added responsibility and work involvement.
($7.50 - $8.75)

Level III -- Unskilled labor. Some exertion required, but no strenuous activity. More responsibility in assigned areas.
($8.75 - $11.00)

Level IV -- Skilled labor. More exertion then Level III. Strenuous activity, more responsibility.
($9.00 - $14.00)

Category II - Clerical

Includes:
Cataloger Residence Life Desk Receptionist
Computer Operator Ticket Clerk
Data Entry Person Typist
Library Assistant Word Processor
Office Assistant Other Related Areas

Level I -- Simple clerical tasks. Requires supervision.
($7.25 - $7.50)

Level II -- Clerical assistant. Added responsibility, less supervision.
($7.25 - $9.00)

Level III -- Skilled clerical assistant. With experience, little supervision needed.
($8.50 - $11.00)

Level IV -- Highly skilled clerical assistant. With experience, little or no supervision needed.
($9.50 - $14.00)

Category III - Technical

Includes:
Art Studio Personnel Lifeguard
A/V Aids Operator Museum Assistant/Attendant
Costume Seamstress Photographer
Driver-Courier Sports Official
Electronics Technician Student Patrol
Equipment Technician Writer/Reporter
Lab Assistant/Attendant Other Related Areas

Level I -- Minimal technical knowledge and responsibility required. Works under supervision.
($7.25 - $7.50)

Level II -- More technical knowledge required. Added responsibility, less supervision.
($7.50 - $10.00)

Level III -- Highly skilled technical abilities. Makes decisions, little or no supervision required.
($9.00 - $14.00)

Level IV -- Advanced technical knowledge required. Works independently. May supervise other students.
($12.00 - $16.00)

Category IV - Instructional Support

Includes:
Exam Grader Research Assistant
Faculty Assistant Teacher Aide
Lab Proctor Tutor
Orientation Other Related Areas
Proctor  

Level I -- Assists instructors. Works under supervision.
($7.25 - $8.50)

Level II -- Assists instructors and performs classroom duties. May work independently.
($8.50 - $11.00)

Level III -- Highly skilled assistant with experience. Makes decisions, little or no supervision required.
($11.00 - $15.00)

Level IV -- Advanced knowledge in discipline required. Works independently, may supervise other students.
($13.00 - $16.00)

 

Category V - Administrative Aid/Assistant

Includes:
Clerk/Secretary Research Assistant
Computer Programmer Student Manager
Editor University Center Manager
Faculty Assistant Web Page Designer
Intern Other Related Areas

WORKS INDEPENDENTLY: Work requires personal judgement and initiative. May supervise other students. Usually upper classman student. May require high technical knowledge and computer skills.
($8.50 - $16.00)

 

General Conditions

  1. Student employees' employment and the hours they work are reported according to procedures established (University Procedure 2E:03:02A). All student employees must be enrolled at least half-time (6 hrs.-undergraduate/law, and 5 hrs.-graduate) in order to be employed on-campus during the academic year. Work-study employees must be enrolled at least half-time to work during the summer. During the Summer sessions, if a regular student employee was enrolled at least half-time in the Spring semester and has enrolled for the following Fall semester, then they do not have to be enrolled in order to work.
  2. Advance approval should be secured from the Student Employment Office if any work-study or regular student employees work more than 7.5 hours per day or more than 37.5 hours per week (during the academic year). For student employees under Regular Student Employment, if working hours exceed 37.5 hours in any work week, payment will be made at straight time (the regular rate of pay) for additional hours up to forty (40) from all pay sources. Premium pay (one and one-half times the regular rate of pay) will be paid for hours worked over forty (40).

    NOTE: International students on a F-1 visa, according to INS regulations, who are pursuing at least a full-time course of study may engage in on-campus employment, but not to exceed 20 hours per week, which includes all pay sources. In addition, students on a F-1 visa status may be employed on-campus full-time during school breaks, including Fall Break, Spring Break, and Summer semester, or during their thesis or dissertation phase of study, but not to exceed 40 hours per week, which includes all pay sources. Since the Summer term at The University of Memphis is not considered a regular semester, international students can be employed full-time and take part-time classes during the Summer. Students with questions regarding employment visa restrictions should contact the International Students Office, Brister, Room 120, (901) 678-4271.

  3. Student employees under Federal Work-Study Employment can only work one job at a time. Student employees (i.e. regular or work-study) employed on-campus during school breaks, including Fall Break, Spring Break, before Summer classes start and after Summer classes end, may work up to 37.5 hours. If working hours exceed 37.5 hours in any work week, payment will be made at straight time for additional hours up to forty (40). Premium pay (one and one-half times the regular rate of pay) will be paid for hours worked over forty (40).
  4. At the end of each academic semester (Fall/Spring, and Summer sessions) all student workers will be automatically terminated. To be reinstated, the department must resubmit employment paperwork and receive approval from the Student Employment Office before the students may begin work.
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