Student Employees Compensation

While during a pandemic, we can expect some student employees may be exposed to or contract the virus, triggering a required quarantine or isolation of at least 14 days.

  • A student employee who believes they may have COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed as having COVID-19, should contact their primary health care provider. As with any illness, stay at home and report your absence using the standard process for your unit.  
  • Student employees will be compensated for work performed at the direction of a supervisor, whether that work is on-campus or off-campus.
  • If a student employee is exposed to a person with COVID-19 while at work, then the Supervisor will compensate that student employee for regularly scheduled work during their quarantine period.
  • If a student employee contracts COVID-19 while at work, then the Supervisor will compensate that student employee for regularly scheduled work hours during their self-isolation.   
  • If a student employee is exposed to a person with COVID-19 or contracts COVID-19 while not at work, then the Supervisor will compensate that student employee for regularly scheduled work hours during the quarantine or self-isolation period.
  • No additional staffing dollars will be provided to budget managers for compensating student-employees not able to perform work due to COVID-19 exposure or illness.       

Specific questions should be directed to Student Payroll regarding compensation recording. 


Return to Learn Preparedness Training

As part of the Return to Learn COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and in alignment with the Office of Higher Education, we have now launched the online Return to Learn Preparedness Training. This short, online training is provided for all employees, including student workers. 

Return to Learn Preparedness Training