Student Hourly Employment

Student hourly employees are an important part of KU’s workforce. These employment opportunities provide our students transferrable work-related skills and supports departments with critical staffing resources.

Units wishing to hire a student hourly employee have the following responsibilities:

Supervisors of student hourly employees are required to follow all federal, state and University policies related to employment terms.  Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing a work schedule.
  • Reviewing and approving work hours for pay each pay period by the stated deadlines.
  • Defining goals, providing resources, and training.
  • Evaluating work product.
  • Providing coaching, mentorship and addressing performance and/or conduct matters.
  • Providing a workplace climate that encourages a sense of belonging.
  • Managing compensation changes or increases based on performance, longevity, increased education, certification, or experience.
  • Understanding remote work restrictions and how they apply to students.

Other Student Employee Information