ELIGIBILITY FOR STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Admitted to degree-seeking program at CSU (Fort Collins) Registered by Census each Semester Student Hourly – At least 1 credit or Continuous Registration Work-Study Undergraduate – At least 6 Resident Instruction Credits Graduate – At least 5 Resident Instruction Credits Summer – No enrollment required but must have attended spring and be returning fall, or a new admit for fall.
Required Forms must be submitted to Student Employment Services upon hiring student 1.Form I-9 Check I-9 Status on Employment Tab of People Screen 2.Employment Verification Affirmation Form Copies of original documents. 3.SSA-1945 (SERP)
BACKGROUND CHECKS Required for student employees, as follows: A criminal history background check IF the position: I.works with vulnerable populations (e.g., children, animals); II.works with controlled substances, select agents or other sensitive research materials/information; III.has unsupervised access to buildings, resident halls or other secure facilities; or IV.has access to sensitive information. Motor vehicle check IF the position: I.is responsible for operating a University owned or controlled vehicle; II.requires driving of children, patients, students, clients or others in a private vehicle; or III.requires renting a vehicle on a regular or routine basis to conduct University business. If there is a 6 month (or greater) break in service and student is returning to a position that meets the above criteria.
What is SERP? The Student Employee Retirement Plan is a state-mandated retirement plan requiring contributions from gross pay by all “eligible” student employees in lieu of traditional Social Security contributions What is Social Security? Social Security is a federally mandated supplemental retirement system in the US CSU is NOT a Social Security Employer Important: If we did not have SERP, a student would have to pay into Social Security.
Is participation in SERP mandatory? Yes, unless certain conditions are met What conditions must be met to be exempt? Summer Undergraduate & Graduate Students – must be officially admitted as a degree-seeking student at CSU (Fort Collins) and enrolled at least half-time (defined as 3 credits) for a summer term running concurrently with your work schedule. Fall & Spring Undergraduate Students – officially admitted as a degree-seeking student and enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) Graduate Students – officially admitted as a degree-seeking student and enrolled at least half-time (5 credits)
A retirement savings account will be established in the student’s name at TIAA/CREF for all SERP contributions. When will a student have access to the money contributed to SERP? SERP allows for a refund of contributions and any interest upon termination of employment AND departure from the University as a student. Warning: If funds are withdrawn, those funds will likely be taxed as ordinary income in the year it is withdrawn and may also be subject to an additional 10% early withdrawal penalty.
Train Students on SERP Explain SERP when they fill out the SSA-1945 Provide students the website about SERP: retirement-plan-serphttp://ses.colostate.edu/student-employee- retirement-plan-serp Utilize the “SERP – Medicare Info Slides”
Ending Assignments Assignments are systematically ended for: All Graduating Students No pay for at least 18 months Zero Credits at Census To request reactivation, send to with: Effective Date Assignment Number Requested Change
REMINDER – Confirm Work-Study Award each academic year. Assignments stay active from year to year, so be sure to verify student’s award each year. Obtain verification from student prior to beginning work. Students can send or print work-study award confirmation. Verify in JobX. Monitor on work-study earnings report. Check with Student Employment. Work-Study Awards
Work-Study Earnings Breakdown of Wages Employers pay 30% of wages: $900 per year on $3,000 Work-Study Award Work-Study covers the remaining 70%: $2,100 per year on $3,000 Work-Study Award Fifty Percent Rule Only 50% of a student’s Work-Study Award can be earned during the fall semester. Any earnings over this 50% will be billed to your Department as Time Entry Wages (TEW).
Transferring Work-Study Assignments Do Not transfer Work-Study to Hourly or Hourly to Work-Study Hiring department initiates transfer in Oracle Previous department approves request Refer to important dates for beginning of semester Make effective on first day of pay period
WORK-STUDY REPORTS Work-Study Earnings by Department Should run this report every pay period Displays students’ award amounts and amounts earned Changes to Work-Study awards reflected on this report Expense Distribution Report Should run this report every pay period Watch for from Payroll Confirms pay for your student employees Confirms what is billed to your Department account
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HOW TO USE JOBX HOW TO USE JOBX PLEASE REFER TO USER GUIDE ON OUR WEBSITE ses.colostate.edu
After the student employee is hired through JobX, enter the assignment into Oracle.
JobX User Guide Available on ses.colostate.edu
Please sign and return these documents to Student Employment Services: Memo of Understanding Compliance Review
Oracle Training and Assistance Contact HR IS Oracle Help Desk by at: Training opportunities will be ed out to the HR system user listserv when classes are available
Hourly Payroll Questions can be directed to: Jacqueline Derrick
Frank H. Martinez Karri White Jillian Zucosky Phone – Fax – 1065 Campus Delivery – ses.colostate.edu QUESTIONS?