A FWS employee must notify the Office of Financial
Aid Services if they are working (or plan to work) in another
department at MUSC other than the Federal Work Study program.
Coordination between FWS and the other employing department
on campus must be made to ensure that the student is not in
an overtime situation. Approval or Disapproval for Dual Employment
is granted through the University Human Resources Office.
Paperwork from both departments is required to be submitted
for consideration by Human Resources. Federal Regulations
stipulate that the FWS Program cannot pay students overtime.
Hours worked from all departments are calculated into the
MUSC payroll system and thus the student must not exceed 40
hours per week between all departments at MUSC. It is imperative
that students already employed in another department at MUSC
or considering dual employment, contact the FWS Coordinator
to discuss these matters. Failure to communicate dual employment
information to the Office of Financial Aid Services may place
the student in a situation of where they will not be paid
for FWS hours worked.
FWS employees may work more than one work
study job provided that the total hours per week in the work
study jobs do not exceed 20 hours and that the rates of pay
are comparable. Rates of pay are determined by the work that
you do. Pay rates in these cases are determined on an individual
basis by the Office of Financial Aid Services. Contact the
FWS Coordinator at 792-2536 if you are considering this option.