Our goal is that all students’ campus employment experiences are positive and rewarding and prepare them for employment after college. Student employees are expected to treat their campus employment positions as “real” jobs. When they don’t, supervisors should follow the guidelines listed below.
These steps are designed to assist supervisors in helping students have a meaningful work experience and develop a work ethic by dealing with issues that may affect their job performance. This does not necessarily mean that after four offenses the student is automatically terminated.
The student employment coordinator must be informed of any action(s) taken. Supervisors will document offenses and forward a copy to the student employment coordinator.
Issues that require action include, but are not limited to:
- Breach of confidentiality.
- Falsifying time card information.
- Gross negligence resulting in serious injury to property, person, or public relations.
- Misuse of supplies and equipment, including telephones and computers.
- Physical violence or obscene language.
- Poor work performance.
- Reporting to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Unexcused absences.
- On the first offense, the student is generally given a verbal warning. The student will be told why the particular behavior was unacceptable and the consequences if it continues to occur.
- If the same offense occurs a second time, the student will be given a written warning. Both the supervisor and the student employee should sign the written warning, and the supervisor will send a copy to the student employment coordinator.
- If the behavior does not improve, an appointment may be made for the student employee to meet with the student employment coordinator. At this time, the coordinator and student employee will discuss issues that need to be addressed to correct to problem.
- If the student employee makes no effort to improve, then the supervisor can choose to terminate their employment from the department. Termination should only occur when all other means of improving the situation fail.