CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Student Employee Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
is to welcome you as a student employee of Central Michigan University.
You will be performing work that is important to the University as a
whole: students, faculty, and staff. In order to function as an integral
part of the University, it is important you clearly understand the
rules and regulations that apply to all student employees.
employees are expected to report to their assigned supervisor at the
beginning of each work shift. Students will be assigned to a particular
area of the department and will be responsible to the individual in
charge of that area for the duration of their assigned tasks.
problem arises between a student and supervisor, the student and/or
supervisor should attempt to resolve the problem. Students or
supervisors who cannot resolve the difficulty should bring the problem
to the attention of the supervisor's supervisor.
employee work schedules will be determined each semester in accordance
with the student's class schedule. Students are not allowed to work
during their scheduled class times.
schedules will be determined by personnel needs within each section.
Consideration will be given to special circumstances when possible. When
setting up work schedules, students should plan to be available to work
whenever they are not in class. Students are expected to plan their
studies, projects, and extra-curricular activities around both their
class and work schedules.
ILLNESS or OTHER EMERGENCY
the event of illness or other emergency, students must notify their
workplace for each scheduled work period. If the student knows in
advance that he/she will be out for several days, the student should
communicate that information to the appropriate supervisor as soon as
TIME CLOCKS and TIMESHEETS
are expected to clock in at the beginning of their shift and clock out
at the end of their shift on the current university time clock system.
In rare circumstances, students must complete a timesheet each pay period, sign, and obtain
the supervisor's signature. Timesheets should be updated at the end of
each work shift; enter exact hours worked to the quarter (1/4) hour. If a
student fails to update the timesheet for a scheduled work period,
payment for those hours will be delayed.
employees may work forty (40) hours per pay period during the Academic
Year. International students may work 20 hours per week. Work Study
students may have limits on their maximum hours of work because of their Work Study eligibility. The hours of General Student Assistance (GSA) students may
be limited by the availability of department funds.
Michigan University respects and honors the right of each person to
terminate his or her employment at any time and for any reason. The University retains the
same right in terminating the employment of a student at any time.
and supervisors must closely monitor the students work eligibility. Supervisors have the responsibility to ensure that students do not
exceed the employment eligibility dollar amount.
the University does not have a formal dress code for students, student
employees are expected to dress in a professional manner as it relates
to the area of the University for which they are working. Please keep in
mind that impressions of an office are often formed through the dress
and manner of its employees. Students inappropriately attired may be
asked to leave and return with appropriate clothing.
should understand that assignments are expected to be completed in a
timely and professional manner. Social conversation should be kept to a
minimum, and calls and visits from friends are discouraged during work
hours. Students who are scheduled to work a four (4) hour time block are
eligible for a fifteen (15) minute break. Breaks cannot be saved to
accumulate a larger block of time. Student employees who are working for
more than six hours at a time should be provided a minimum of one-half
hour unpaid meal break around the normal meal period.
performance may be evaluated each semester. The evaluation may cover
some or all of the following areas: punctuality, dependability, quality
and quantity of work, work attitude, ability to work with others,
employee relations, integrity, ability to carry out responsibility, and
initiative. The student will receive a copy of the evaluation for their
files. A copy will also be sent to Student Employment Services as part
of the student's permanent employment record.
SAFETY AND INJURIES
Michigan University has always taken a great interest in employee
safety. Therefore, all University employees must obey all safety
procedures, guidelines, and standards while performing any work for the
University. Employees must attend any training seminars or programs that
are required by Central Michigan University or state and federal laws.
It is also the responsibility of each employee to report any condition
that may cause personal injury or property damage.
that occurs at work, no matter how slight, or any accident that causes
damage to property, must be reported to the immediate supervisor in
should understand that all materials handled are strictly confidential
and cannot be discussed outside the workplace or with other students
employed in the workplace except in the completion of an assigned task.
An email will be sent to you from LawRoom within
your first month of employment. LawRoom is an online training
program that reviews CMU’s policies and expectations regarding harassment,
discrimination, and sexual misconduct. All CMU faculty and staff, with the
exception of confidential resources or those named explicitly in the Sexual
Misconduct policy, are responsible employees. Responsible employees are
required to report any information they know about possible sexual misconduct
to the Title IX Coordinator. For questions, contact CMU’s Office of
Civil Rights and Institutional Equity, Bovee UC 306, 989.774.3253 or OCRIETraining@cmich.edu.
I have read and understand this document and I agree to adhere to all guidelines set forth therein.
Student Signature and Date
Supervisor Signature and Date