Student Employment7000 Adventist Blvd.Huntsville, Al 35896
Phone: (256) 726-7424Fax: (256) 726-7539
The Office of Student Employment is a resource for students to find on-campus and off campus jobs while enrolled full-time.
Mission Our mission is to actively employ an attitude of service, strategic vision and leadership in providing quality, student-driven services to support the Oakwood University community. Our purpose is to also promptly and consistently inform students of new opportunities weekly by posting descriptions and making public announcements around campus. Our goal is to aid and assist in the occupational search, and to be a firm foundation for your future. Purpose The Office of Student Employment at Oakwood University is committed to assisting our students with their employment needs.
The Student Employment Program serves three purposes:
Employment Time Frame Each semester the employment period begins the first official day of classes and ends the last day of final exams.
Student Employment Requirements A student establishes eligibility for participation in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. A student must be PELL eligible to receive FWS. In order for an eligible student to received FWS, they would have to be employed by one of the designated departments who have FWS slots.
Students must have the following items complete in order to receive Student Employment.
Progressive Corrective ActionThe progressive corrective action procedure is designed to identify and correct problems that may affect your work performance or the overall performance of your department. This process provides you and your supervisor with an opportunity to talk about specific problems, to determine when and how these problems can be corrected, and to agree to set goals and follow-up dates.
Progressive Corrective Action refers to these steps:
Step 1 - Counseling and/or verbal warning
Step 2 - Written warning
Step 3 - Suspension
Step 4 - Discharge
Depending on the situation, steps 1, 2 or 3 may be repeated, skipped or not followed in sequence. Each case is considered on an individual basis by your direct supervisor. The University retains the right to terminate your employment at any time for any reason not prohibited by law, without prior notice. In the case of serious infractions, you may, for example, be suspended and/or discharged on the first offense. Such serious infractions include, but are not limited to the following:
Other situations that may warrant corrective action include, but are not limited to the following:
What kind of contract can be used for a student that will be working a special contract or assignment or one-time payment or grant?
The student must be enrolled and 70% cleared. This process is initiated by the Supervisor completing a Student Requisition form, having it signed by the appropriate signatories, and submitting it to the Office of Student Employment. Afterwards, the student employee must complete the e-verification process, tax forms, and direct deposit forms prior to the authorization from OSE. Once this process is complete OSE will notify the department that the student is clear to work. It is the policy of Oakwood University that all student employees are not to work prior to getting final approval from the OSE. The Student Requisition Form is located on OSE website under OSE forms along with the forms that are also needed.