Work-Study Handbook

What Your Supervisor Expects of You

  • arrive to work on time when you are scheduled. Contact your supervisor as soon as possible to request any time off. This includes if you expect to be late, will not be able to report for work, or would like to have some time off.

  • notify your supervisor and the Financial Aid office if you want to switch positions or quit working for the Work-Study Program.

  • use work time for work related duties only. This is not a time to do your homework or use the office equipment for reasons outside of your work duties.

  • attend your scheduled classes. You are not allowed to work when you should be in class. If your class is cancelled or dismissed early, your supervisor may approve that you work at that time. Your supervisor will need to sign off on that time on your timesheet for that pay period.

  • be up-to-date on your classroom assignments and tests.

  • arrange your work-study schedule so that you work no more than 8 hours per day.

  • complete your Web Time Entry honestly, accurately, and on time so it can be approved.

  • complete your work to the best of your ability.

  • be able to take direction, follow instructions, and ask questions if you do not understand the assigned task.

  • be able to take correction.

  • keep socializing to a minimum.

  • act in a professional manner. Every time you speak with the public, either in person or on the phone, you are projecting the image of Hawkeye Community College. It is very important that proper office and phone etiquette be used.

  • wear proper office attire. Follow the department’s dress code. If you have questions about what is appropriate attire, please ask your supervisor.

  • respect the confidentiality of the College, student records, and any other information which you may encounter at work. Breaches of confidentiality and any act of dishonesty may be cause for immediate dismissal from the Work-Study program and possible expulsion from the College.

  • follow all departmental and campus safety rules. If you do not know what they are, please ask your supervisor. Your supervisor may also refer you to Hawkeye's Public Safety Coordinator.

Your supervisor is a potential reference when you are seeking employment after graduation. Following the above expectations will help your supervisor give you a good recommendation.

If you are not performing satisfactorily in your employment or academics, you may be placed on probation, suspension, or be terminated from the Federal Work-Study program.


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