classroom
Work Study
Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

  • • Report to work on time.
  • • Notify your employer if you are going to be late or absent.
  • • Follow your employer’s rules and regulations.
  • • Do not do homework while you are scheduled to work.
  • • Adhere to the employer’s dress code.
  • • Discuss any problems and concerns with your supervisor immediately. If the problem is not resolved, notify the work study coordinator.
  • • Report hours worked accurately and keep track of your hours worked to avoid over-earning your allocation.
  • • Maintain confidentiality. On-campus work study students are employees of NSC and must adhere to the conditions of the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) when working with student information.
  • • Abide by the rules of Seattle Community Colleges student conduct policy, at http://www.seattlecolleges.edu/studentrules.aspx

Here is a general summary of FERPA rules:

  • • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school.
  • • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading.
  • • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record.

For more information on FERPA go to http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Employer Responsibilities

  • • Comply with state and federal work study regulations as prescribed in the employer contract.
  • • Provide adequate supervision and training.
  • • Pay students for all hours worked and keep accurate records of earnings. Students need to be paid at least once a month.
  • • Pay employer taxes as required by law.
  • • Provide opportunities for growth and learning.
  • • Provide a safe and positive work environment.