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Human Resources Related Policies

Supplemental Comp Schedule

Faculty Form

Graduate Student Form

Hiring Students

Students must be already enrolled in classes to be hired under this classification. The rate of pay varies from $8.05 to $28.00 per hour and should correspond to the duties assigned. Students are limited to 30 hours per week while school is in session for the total of all on campus jobs. F-1 and J-1 Visa holders are limited to 20 hours per week while school is in session. Students must also be enrolled in at least 6 units of credit for the academic year to be eligible for student employment.  It is the responsibility of the Student and Supervisor to make sure those hours are not exceeded.

Please reference the student employment manual for more information - Student Employee Manual

To initiate hire please download, print, and fill out the appropriate Student Hiring Form and bring it to the MCB Business Office. This form is to be filled out by the Principal Investigator or Professor and needs to be turned in BEFORE the student begins work - Student Hiring Form (PDF)

Hiring Graduate Students

To hire a graduate student as a Teaching Assistant please contact Lili Schwartz ( or Barb Johnson ( for further assistance.

Graduate Research Assistants can be hired in a semester per semester basis or in summer as summer supplementation.

Graduate Student Manual

Rules and Regulations to Hire a Grad Student

Hiring Classified Staff

A position description must be drafted and posted for a minimum of 5 days. Once a candidate is selected, before an offer is made, the department must conduct standard pre-employment screening which entails verification of academic credentials, relevant licenses or certifications, work history and job performance. If the position is considered to be security sensitive, then a criminal background check must also be completed. It is important to follow equal opportunity guidelines when filling classified staff position and for this we must recruit for these jobs. For more information on recruitment and pre-employment policies go to
Human Resources Recruitment and Hiring Policies

Classified Staff Employment Categories

It is important to use the correct category of employment when posting a position. Consult Lili Schwartz in Business Office with any questions.

Classified Staff Titles, Job Descriptions, Pay Grades

HR site for Job Classification

Hiring Affiliates, Associates and Volunteers

For more information about Affiliates, Associates and Volunteer’s please visit the following website

Guidelines for Designated Campus Colleagues (DCC)

Terming an Employee

If an employee is ending all University employment, have them fill out a Terminiation form and see Lili Schwartz in the MCB Business Office.

Termination Form