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Chapter 3. Student Employment Procedures

Library Student Employment

Student employment in Rod Library, including the UNI Museum, is managed through the Administration and Planning Division.   Susan Basye, assistant director of the division, oversees student employment operations with the assistance of Jackie Williams, library assistant III. 

For questions related to your application or your employment status please contact Jackie at 273-2860.  For questions concerning work rules or situations that may arise while you are working in the library please stop by the Dean's Office 211 or call (273-2737) or email Susan.  Both are available generally between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Application Process

Job openings are posted on the University Online Job Board at www.uni.edu/careerservices/

Please complete a Rod Library student application by first logging in with your Cat ID at student-employment.library.uni.edu/ and choose Create an Application in the upper left-hand column.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a notification that it was received. If you are having difficulties with this process, please contact us through our webform link located on our portal homepage in the lower left-hand corner. 


The UNI Student Employment Policy 3.19 describes the eligibility requirements for working on campus.

Job Descriptions and Beginning Wages

The beginning wage for students hired as a Library Assistant is $7.50. The job descriptions and qualifications vary by unit and students will receive training for these positions.

The beginning wage for students in some units will be determined by the hiring unit. These positions require a high level of comprehensive skills, responsibilities, training, and appropriate experience.

Yearly Incentive Raise

Generally, Library student employees may receive up to $.20 per hour raise each year of employment at the beginning of each Fall semester if a student employee worked any amount of time during the previous Fall/Spring semesters. This does not apply to summer employment.

Wage increases are not based on merit and are dependent upon the current budget .

A student may receive a pay increase during the year if his or her job classification changes.

Work Study and Budget Monies

The most significant difference between work study and non-work study employees is the account from which the wages are paid. Non-work study students (departmental) are paid out of the library student assistant budget.

The work study program is an employment program awarded through financial aid. Work study student employees are to earn their award money by performing work tasks. The student is given an allocation of a specific dollar amount of student employment that can be earned to help defray educational costs. It is expected that the student will not only benefit financially from the program, but will also acquire valuable work experience.


All student employees record time worked on the e-Business payroll system. Once eligibility is confirmed and the proper paperwork is submitted to the University Student Employment Office - Career Services, the employee will be given access to the e-Business payroll system through MyUNIverse. The electronic timecards are submitted weekly, with students being paid biweekly. Timecards should not be filled out in advance of working. Your direct supervisor will provide training on how to use the timecard system. Timecards for the previous week need to be submitted no later than noon on Tuesday.

Method of Payment

The University requires that you have your paycheck directly deposited in your bank account. When hired, you will need to fill out an Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit Via ACH. A copy of this form will be provided to you by the University Student Employment Office - Career Services. Any future changes needs to be done through e-Business.

The University of Northern Iowa will then automatically deposit your pay into your checking or savings account at most any bank, savings and loan association or credit union in the United States. Your pay slip can be viewed or printed from the Employee Self-Service area of e-Business.

Students employees are paid every two weeks. The payroll periods and paydays for the current year are available on the UNI Payroll department website.

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