FAQ's for Federal Work-Study Supervisors
See also: PCC Student Employee Guidelines
- I would like to hire a work-study student for my department. What do I need to do?
- Please contact the Work-Study Coordinator, Dan Brewer. You will receive a Position Request Form. After you complete the form and it has been reviewed and accepted, the position will be posted on the website and in the Work-Study job book available for students to check out at all PCC Financial Aid offices and PCC Libraries. Interested students will contact you about employment.
- I've found a student I'd like to hire and they've given me a Federal Work-Study Employment Authorization form. What should I do with this?
- On-campus supervisors
- should forward the completed form to the Human Resources department at HRIS CA SSB 300. Please be sure to circle the appropriate position number. If you do not know your position number, please contact the Work-Study Coordinator. You may keep the pink copy of this form for your records.
- Off-campus supervisors
- should mail the completed form to: Dan Brewer Portland Community College, Federal Work-study Coordinator, PO Box 19000, Portland OR 97280-0990. You may keep the pink copy for your records. Please ask your work-study student to call or email Dan Brewer to set up an appointment to complete an I-9.
- How many hours per week can my students work?
- It depends on the Work-Study award amount listed on the Employment Authorization form. If a student has a term award of $1000 and earns $8.00/hr, divide $1000 by $8.00 = 125 hours for the term. If the term is 10 weeks long, the student can work up to 12.5 hours per week over the term. Students cannot work over 40 hours per week.
- I received a revised Work-Study Authorization form for my work-study student that reduces the amount of money they can earn. Why did this happen?
Changes to a student's Work-Study award (funds reduced or revoked) can happen for the following reasons:
- A student may have received additional resources that can affect eligibility.
- A student may have declined part of their work-study funds in order to borrow additional loan funds.
- A student may have reduced the number of credit hours they are enrolled in and their award may have been reduced as a result.
- I'm an on-campus supervisor who has a Work-Study position available, but no students have applied for the job. What can I do?
- Please be sure your position is posted in our online work-study job database. The work-study jobs database is posted on-line starting 2 weeks before the beginning of each term (in which hiring will take place) and will be removed the 5th week of the term after work-study hiring has ended. You can also post information about your position in the designated posting areas around campus or announce the position to students. If you decide to advertise the position around campus, please make sure that the content of the job description matches the position description we have on our database.