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Office of Career Services

Student Employee Rights and Responsibilities

You should consider your on campus position as an important job that can impact your future work experience. You are now part of the UT Tyler work force and your department depends on you! 

Student Employee Responsibilities

The following are your responsibilities as a student employee for UT Tyler:

  • To coordinate your work hours with your supervisor according to the department’s needs and your own class and study schedule.
  • To perform assigned duties promptly and competently.
  • To be dependable and always report to work on time-excessive tardiness or absenteeism is grounds for disciplinary action.
  • To arrive at the office prepared to work - refrain from studying or conducting personal business (phone/email/Facebook) on the job unless permitted by your supervisor.To refrain from having family or friends visit during scheduled work times.
  • To attend all student staff meetings or training sessions unless you permission from your supervisor to be absent.
  • To not work at your job during times you are scheduled to be in class.
  • To observe policies on confidentiality for all University, department and student records, and information.
  • To schedule your lunch and rest breaks in advance and get your supervisor's approval.
  • To not eat or study during your scheduled shift, unless approved by your supervisor.
  • To maintain appropriate dress and personal grooming.
  • To notify your supervisor in advance if you will be absent from work - frequent absences are a justifiable cause for dismissal.
  • To keep an accurate record of hours worked and submit correct payroll information to your supervisor by the stated deadlines.
  • To inform your supervisor of any plans to end employment. The customary notification time period is two weeks.

Student Employee Rights

The following rights are available to all student employees.

  • The right to be treated fairly and respectfully by the University UT Tyler follows equal employment opportunity and affirmative action principles.
  • The right to a safe, clean and professional working environment.
  • The right to know your specific job description including your supervisor’s standards and expectations.
  • The right to adequate training in skills and procedures necessary to perform assigned tasks.
  • The right to be informed about your work performance through verbal communication or performance evaluations.
  • The right to use your campus job as a reference for future employers.
  • The right to a fair and efficient process to present and resolve complaints and grievances arising out of their interactions with UT Tyler employees. Refer to the Non-Academic Student Grievance Policy.
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