Policy on Student Employment
Policy on Student Employment (PDF)
All students employed at SU must sign a Student Contract that
specifically delineates the contract period, average weekly
hours and the hourly rate. Students will not under any
circumstances sign a blank contract. Students must also complete
(if applicable) an I-9, W-4 and direct deposit forms before
employment can begin.
Student employees must maintain positive, real time
records by either recording hours worked on a timesheet or
through a swiper system like ADI. Students may only sign
completed timesheets; supervisors will not require students to
sign blank timesheets. Completed timesheets must be approved by
If a student is working at a satellite location and it is
difficult for that student to actually sign a timesheet, it is
acceptable if a copy of the timesheet is emailed to the student
and the student confirms through electronic attestation that the
recorded time is valid.
Number of Hours
Students should not work over 25 hours per week in totality for
all campus jobs during the fall and spring semesters and not
over 29 hours per week during summer and winter sessions. If
students do work over 40 hours in a pay week (Thu-Wed), the
student must be paid overtime. Supervisors are not permitted to
move time worked in a paid status or adjust time worked in a
paid status to another payroll to avoid overtime payments.
Part-Time Student Restrictions
Students enrolled in less than 6 credit hours per semester
cannot work as a student on campus.
Pay Rate Changes
All pay rate increases or decreases must be made at the
beginning of a pay period.
Other State of Maryland
Students working on campus and employed with another state
agency must report their other employment at the time of hire to
the Payroll Office.
Effective July 23, 2013