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Student Employment

The Office of Student Employment is a resource for students to find on-campus and off campus jobs while enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) here at Oakwood University.

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 by posting job vacancies on our website. Our goal is to aid and assist in the job search, and to be a firm foundation for your future.

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:

  • To provide employment for students enabling them to earn a portion of their expenses and funds while pursuing a University degree;
  • To enhance the educational development and growth of students by providing employment related learning experience;
  • To provide academically related employment experience which may be of value vocationally in post-college years.

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. 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
Students must have the following items complete in order to receive Student Employment.
•    Must be Financially Cleared.
•    1-9 Employment Eligibility Form
-    Only original documents are accepted.
-    Acceptable documents are located on the last page of the I-9 application
•    Federal W-4 Form
•    A-4 Alabama Department of Revenue
•    Payroll Deduction Form
•    Direct Deposit Form
-    It is our policy that students bring in official paper work from the bank with the routing and account number.  Ex: Voided check
•    Current Course and Fee Statement
General Guidelines:
  • All student employment jobs are part-time.
  • Fringe benefits such as sick leave, vacation pay, and holiday pay are not part of your compensation.
  • You will not be paid to study.
  • You will not be paid funds for hours worked in excess of the maximum semester amount listed on your contract or after the semester ends.
  • You and your supervisor are responsible for keeping up with the number of hours you are authorized to work. If you exceed your total award for a term, part of your other aid for the academic year may be canceled.
  • Students who accept jobs are expected to work the entire period of the assignment, to be punctual, and to perform efficiently. Student should notify supervisors in advance when illness or unforeseen circumstances prevent attendance.
  • You must terminate your employment immediately upon withdrawal from Oakwood University.
  • You must maintain a minimum of six credit hours to prevent cancellation of your employment.
Progressive Corrective Action
The 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:

  • Insubordination
  • Unauthorized possession or concealment of weapons while on the premises
  • Possession, use, sale, or purchase of non-prescribed drugs and intoxicants on University premises; working under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicants.
  • Fighting or other inappropriate conduct while on the premises
  • Theft
  • Destruction of University property
  • Sleeping on the job
  • Falsification or improper alteration of records, including time cards and time records
  • Disclosure or misuse of confidential information
  • Misuse of the University's electronic information systems.

Other situations that may warrant corrective action include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Repeated tardiness and/or unexcused absences
  • Continued refusal to follow the dress code guidelines
  • Continued lack of accuracy in work assignments
  • Inappropriate or rude behavior while dealing with a customers or staff members
  • Repeated unapproved disappearances from the office

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