A Student Assistant (SA) is a part-time employee who is currently enrolled at University of West Georgia (UWG) with the primary goal of achieving a degree. A SA is considered a temporary employee and is not eligible for benefits. As with all UWG employees, SAs must complete new hire paperwork with Human Resources prior to beginning work. In general, SAs may not work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session for fall and spring semesters. While the pay rates for Student Assistants across campus vary depending on the needs of the department and nature of the work assigned, the minimum wage for these positions is determined by the federal minimum wage pay rate, which is $7.25 effective 7/24/2009.
Restrictions for Student Assistant Workers -
- Maximum Work Hours – Student Assistants are limited to 20 hours of work per week in order to maintain concentration on their studies. During academic breaks and holidays, students may work a maximum of 40 hours with supervisor approval.
- Multiple Positions – Student Assistants may be employed in more than one student position in multiple departments on campus provided that they comply with the work hour restriction stated above.
- Summer Semester – For students to be eligible to work during the summer semester, the student must be enrolled in at least one class. It doesn’t matter if it is in May, June or July. The “20 Hour Rule” does not apply during the summer; students can work up to 40 hours through the summer with supervisor approval.