Supervisors wanting to change student wage rates should follow policies established by their vice-presidents and observe the following procedures.
To Change Base Rates of Pay
Changing the wage rate for a position:
To increase the base rate of pay for existing positions above $7.25 an hour:
- Complete a Student Employment Change in Base Rate Request (PDF) form.
- Supervisors, or their designee, submit "Base Wage Rate Increase" form through the appropriate department head, dean, and vice-president.
- Requests for higher wage rates for positions in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs and Enrollment Services must be accompanied by a statement of justification and job description.
- You may make changes in base rates of pay at any time during the year.
- You will be notified by the Career Center once the approval has reached the student employment office.
- Submit STU201 forms for individual students only after you receive confirmation from the Career Center that the position's base wage rate has been changed in the Cardinal Career Link database.
- To post a new or vacant student position at a wage rate above $7.25 an hour, submit the Career Center's " Student Employment Vacancy Form " with the signatures of the appropriate vice president and the department head (or person with budget sign-off authority) approving the higher rate of pay.
To Award Longevity Pay
Follow the instructions for the STU201, "Student Change in Base Pay" form.
- The complete student wage plan, "Suggested Guidelines for Establishing Differentiated Student Employee Wage Rates within Ball State University Departments" is available online on the Career Center's Website . The plan includes a description of three student employment wage levels, a suggested job-review process, and guidelines for writing job descriptions and making longevity pay raise decisions.
- Longevity increases should be effective at the beginning of a bi-weekly pay period and are limited to one per academic term.
- Increases are limited to 25¢ per hour in 5¢ increments (5¢, 10¢,15¢, 20¢, or 25¢).
- Remember, the Board of Trustees set $9 an hour as the maximum hourly pay rate for regular student employment positions, including all longevity increases.