For Students: Employment for Undergraduate Student Workers and Graduate Students

March 13, 2020

Dear Students,

Human Resources with Student Employment and the Graduate School are reaching out to clarify questions that we have received regarding the continuation of student employment on campus.

Outside of academic course delivery, Baylor's campus operations continue as usual, and undergraduate student workers and graduate students have an opportunity to work, if they so desire and are symptom-free of COVID-19. With that in mind there are student workers and graduate assistants that hold campus or work-study jobs and rely on those funds. We ask that students workers, including graduate assistants, to communicate directly with their manager regarding their plans for the upcoming weeks.

To assist in these communications, below are items for consideration:

  • Students should communicate to their manager what their availability over the extended Spring Break and two-week on-line instruction period will be.
  • If students are available for work, the same precautions and checkpoints should be reviewed as with Faculty and Staff employees to ensure they are healthy and able to be on-campus.
  • Students returning from travel should follow the same guidelines as Faculty and Staff employees in assessing their risk level before returning to work.
  • Students who cannot return to their job should seek alternative work arrangements with their manager. This may include working remotely if the position responsibilities allow and the department can support this option.
  • Graduate assistants with teaching responsibilities will do so on-line in accordance with faculty efforts communicated through the Provost Office and coordinated with their professor. Those GA's with research responsibilities should continue with their research as usual until further notice is provided.

Students who return to work or are allowed to work remotely with the approval of their manager and department will clock hours in BearWeb as normal. As a change from prior FAQ's, students will not be paid for hours not worked. Please see specific FAQ's for student employees.

During the extended Spring Break and two-week on-line instruction period, if a student is sick or has been advised by a health care professional not to return to work they should communicate directly with their manager for next steps and possible alternative work arrangements.

We also ask that, should any student show signs or symptoms of any illness, that student should leave campus immediately and seek treatment from a healthcare professional.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

For additional information regarding COVID-19 and symptoms associated with this virus, please visit the CDC's website:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

For questions or concerns, please contact Student Employment at Student_Employment@baylor.edu or 254-710-4100.

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