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    The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program offers students an opportunity to earn money by working part time while gaining valuable work experience. At LaGuardia students have the option of working on or off campus. Students must attend an orientation workshop in order to receive instructions and the FWS packet.  If you have questions about the work-study program send us an email at FWSJOBS@lagcc.cuny.edu.

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    •  Important Dates for FWS Students:
      • FWS students are responsible for monitoring their earnings.  The award divided by the hourly rate will give you the maximum of hours you are allowed to work for the semester.
      • FWS students who will graduate at the end of Fall 2015 semester must stop working by December 17th, 2015 (Session I) and February 25, 2016 (Session II), the last days of Fall session I & II 2015 classes.
      • FWS students who will graduate at the end of Spring 2016 semester must stop work by June 20th, 2016 (Session I) and August 15th, 2016 (Session II), the last day of Spring session I & II 2016 classes. 

      • FWS students cannot work during scheduled class time and during the break in between session I & II.
       Job Placement Process

      First year students or first time awardees must attend a FWS workshop prior to job placement.  The orientation workshops are scheduled during the beginning of the Fall semester and available year round.  All returning students who wish to return to a prior job site must confirm with the site supervisor and complete the FWS agreement & packet in room C107 for each academic year.  Any student changing work location will need to submit a new work study agreement to the Federal Work Study Coordinator/Assistant. 


       Supervisor’s instructions for Completing Timesheets:
      • Students can only be paid for hours actually worked.  Federal and State laws prohibits any deviation from this regulation.  An unpaid work break is mandatory if the student works more than six consecutive hours; one-half hour is the minimum break allowed.

      • All entries must be made in ink, and the supervisor must initial any changes made to a timesheet.

      • Certify the student's hours by signing your name in the space provided on the timesheet.

      • A student may work up to an average of 20 hours a week during session I.  During certain periods, such as session II, student may work up to 25 hours.  However, student cannot work during the break in between session I & II.
      • Supervisors & students are responsible for making sure that students do not work in excess of the maximum number of hours of their FWS award.   Earnings in excess of the FWS award will be paid from the departmental budget.
      • Timesheets are for a specific period in accordance with the Schedule of Payroll Periods.   There is only one payroll period per timesheet.  Do not split pay period.

      • Deduct breaks, lunch or supper from the total hours for each day.  

      • If the pay rate changes during the payroll period an additional timesheet is to be submitted starting with the beginning date of the new pay rate. 

      • Please ensure that you do not schedule or allow students to work during his or her scheduled classes, even if classes are cancelled for any reason. 

      • Completed timesheets must be mailed/inter-office to SFS Payroll (C113); the student may not submit them in person.   A late, improperly completed or illegible timesheet will substantially delay payment. 
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