Students and Supervisors
Please go to the Student Employment Office website for a complete overview of on-campus employment.
Student Wage Rates
Student wage guidelines have been established to reflect the skills required for specific positions, with flexibility to reward those with experience or special skills. Questions about the placement of positions or appropriate hourly rates should be reviewed with Human Resources by e-mail or by calling x4688.
In order for a student to be paid, a separate Employment Authorization form must be completed for each job the student has. In addition, if the student has not been employed by the College at any time, or it has been more than a year since they were last employed, he/she must also complete the required payroll forms. The authorization form and payroll forms are available at Forms on the Web or from the Payroll Office, x4316.
All authorization forms and necessary payroll forms should be completed and submitted to Human Resources no later than the first day of a student's employment. In order for a student to be paid in a timely manner, time sheets are to be submitted to Payroll by the dates listed on the Student Employment Calendar. Students are paid bi-weekly during the academic year and during the summer. FICA tax is deducted from summer paychecks. Hamilton College does not pay overtime on a daily basis for Student Workers. Student Workers who work in excess of 40 hours in a work week will receive overtime pay.
Supervisors: Please go to Student Worker Hiring Process for a complete checklist to verify the appropriate form(s) are completed and submitted (a printable checklist is available at that site).
Students: Please refer to the Student Employment Process to explain the forms and documents required for employment. This will also assist in verifying that the appropriate form(s) are completed and submitted.
In addition, the following procedures/policies should be noted:
The following forms must be completed and submitted. Links to the forms can be found at Forms on the Web.
Release of Information Authorization Form (not required for current Hamilton Students or employees.) Required for all individuals who are non-Hamilton students who have not previously been employed by the College or have had a break in their employment with the College.
Employment Authorization Form (one form per job);
Federal Tax Withholding Form W-4 (required);
State Tax Withholding Form IT-2104 (required-all student employees must complete this form in order to work, earn and report wages in New York State);
I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and Instructions (please include copies of documents);
Direct Deposit, Students (required for students working on campus for the first time; strongly encouraged for all students)