Student Employment Status Update

March 16, 2020

As the COVID-19 virus situation continues to evolve, the ability of our Federal Work Study (FWS) and institutionally funded student employees to work their regularly scheduled jobs has been severely curtailed. In light of this predicament, UIS has made the decision to continue to pay all student employees during this crisis for the hours they were regularly scheduled to work regardless of whether they worked those hours or not. We will work with supervisors to further define the determination of hours worked and the need to document timesheets for those hours.  In the meantime, please reassure student employees that they will not be penalized for not being able to work as regularly scheduled. We encourage supervisors to be creative and flexible in identifying remote work arrangements for student employees if at all possible.

We hope this will provide some relief to our student employees as we deal with this emergency.

Gerard Joseph
Associate Provost for Budget and Administrative Planning
University of Illinois at Springfield

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