Student Employee Pay Rates
Karen Fooks, Director
As most of you know, the federal minimum wage will increase to $5.15 as of September 1, 1997.
This increase will affect student pay rates at UF. The federal minimum wage applies to all hourly student work programs at the University of Florida, including the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program and the Other Personnel Services (OPS) Program.
Students who are currently paid the minimum wage will receive an automatic increase as of September 1, 1997. Since the increase occurs in the middle of a pay period (August 22, 1997 to September 4, 1997), students will need to complete two time cards for the affected payroll period.
Pay rates for student jobs should reflect the skill(s) needed for the particular job and level of responsibility and should not exceed the rates being paid to permanent or temporary staff employees doing the same work. FWS and OPS employees should be paid the same rates for doing the same job.
The enclosed Student Financial Affairs Job Classifications and Starting Student Pay Ranges table is intended to provide guidance in determining appropriate student assistant hourly pay rates based on the new minimum wage. You may want to adjust all pay classes accordingly.
Any adjustment in wage rates will need to be accounted for in budgets for the 1997-98 academic year.
Questions concerning student employee pay rates should be directed to Student Employment at (352) 392-0296.