Hire & Pay Students

Identify Staffing Need

Based on the requirements, terms, and conditions of an award agreement, the Principal Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD) should work with their Project Administrator to identify potential staffing needs. Once a staffing need has been identified and it is agreed that the award allowed for the student position the PI/PD should contact the appropriate Administrative Manager to obtain guidance on the next steps of the hiring process.

Student Assistant Guidelines

Staff Oversight & Management

While outside the scope of these procedures, it should be noted that staff oversight should be a high priority for PI/PD. Faculty PIs/PDs cannot serve as appropriate administrators. However, PIs/PDs must be able to confirm that the employee working on the PI's/PD's project have expended effort consistent with the number of hours/days for which the employee is being paid.

All other responsibilities related to staff management (including pay rate increases, reclassification, evaluation, discipline, termination, etc.) should be handled by the employee's appropriate administrator in collaboration with the HR Coordinator for Sponsored Programs.