Pay & Pay Related Information
All employees at Loyola are classified in one or more of the following ways:
- FULL-TIME: Regular work schedule is 37.5 or 40 hours per workweek.
- PART-TIME: Regular work schedule is less than full-time.
- EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: All jobs are classified as either exempt or non-exempt as defined by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees classified as non-exempt are paid by the hour and receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in any one workweek. Exempt employees are considered salaried and, therefore, not eligible for overtime.
- STUDENT WORKER CLASSIFICATION: Student Worker positions are classified as non-exempt, hourly paid, temporary, part-time jobs.
- FEDERAL WORK-STUDY: This federal financial aid program is designed to provide temporary part-time employment for students. The federal government pays a portion of the student's wages and the University funds the remainder. Eligibility for Federal Work- Study is determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Because this is a form of financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before eligibility can be determined. The FAFSA is available online at: fafsa.ed.gov/.
- NON FEDERAL WORK-STUDY: Student Worker positions fully funded by the University are considered non work-study positions. Individuals do not have to document financial need in order to qualify for these temporary part-time jobs. Student Worker positions are open to Loyola students or individuals who plan to be Loyola students within the next six months.
Each pay period covers two (2) calendar weeks from 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning to Midnight Saturday, 14 days later. An employee is paid on the Friday following the close of the pay period for all hours worked during that period. To access the Loyola holiday and pay calendar please go to: LUC.edu/hr/holiday_calendar.shtml.
Loyola has an established pay schedule (see the Pay Calendar). Paydays are designated as the Friday following the end of a pay period. If a payday falls on a holiday, paychecks will be distributed on the last regular workday before the holiday.
Loyola University Chicago uses a mandatory Direct Deposit payroll system. It is the 'no hassle' way to deal with your pay. You must have a checking or savings account with a financial institution to comply with this policy.
You will need to complete the Authorization Form and attach a voided check to validate the ABA or Transit number of your bank when you are first hired and this is a form you complete in the new hire packet you will be asked to complete. Once hired, you can makes changes to your current direct deposit yourself in the Employee Self-Service (ESS) Portal at https://ess.luc.edu/.
Once the Direct Deposit is established, Loyola will electronically transfer your pay to the financial institution of your choice when paychecks are processed.
CHANGE TO DIRECT DEPOSIT
Once hired, you can makes changes to your current direct deposit yourself in the Employee Self-Service (ESS) Portal at https://ess.luc.edu/.
RATES OF PAY
Each Student Worker job is budgeted under the hiring department's budget. All Student Worker salaries must meet or exceed the federal minimum wage requirement. Student Workers must be paid hourly.
New hires or students transferring positions or students re-hired either after Auto-term or after a break in employment will need to complete a manual timecard prior to the Kronos Time Card's activation. Manual timecards are available on the Payroll Services website. It is important that the manual timecard contains all necessary information across the top of the timecard including the "Period End" date, the department number, your name.
All "IN" and "OUT" times will need to be added. Calculate total hours for each day and for the pay period. If you work more than 6 consecutive hours in any given work day, one hour .lunch. will be deducted from the total hours for that day unless there is specific instruction to do this differently.
The card needs to be authorized by your supervisor before it is submitted. The completed card should be emailed to Payroll Services at email@example.com, no later than 10:00 a.m. on the Monday following the end of the pay period.
Work time submitted through Kronos should be an accurate reflection of hours worked. The Kronos allows up to three different work "shifts" or "IN" and "OUT" times to be recorded within any workday. The Kronos will calculate your total hours worked from times entered in each day. Any fraction of an hour will be rounded to the nearest quarter hour according to Fair Labor Standards Act/Wage and Hour requirements.
Time worked should be recorded daily and reviewed and authorized on the last day of the pay period. The payroll department will not process time recorded but not approved by the student and by the supervisor and you will not be paid.
See your supervisor about acquiring a Kronos Handbook and for training on accessing the Kronos system.
TIMECARDS FOR MULTIPLE POSITIONS
Kronos does not have two separate timecards for each position. Rather the student must do a transfer for hours worked outside of the home or primary position but it is all done on one card.
MANUAL TIMECARD EXAMPLE
- Department number: This 4-digit number should be obtained from the department you will be working with.
- Campus location (C/L): Lake Shore Campus = 1; Water Tower Campus = 2
- Position number: Please leave this space blank, unless known.
- Name: Please print, last name first
- Position status (PS): Fill in "N" for non-exempt.
- Full-time equivalent: This figure is based on the number of hours per week allocated to your position. If your department does not have this information, please leave this space blank.
- Social Security Number: Please fill in your social security number.
- Period ending: This date indicates the last day of the current pay period. Please see your department, or a pay calendar for this information.
ALLOWABLE HOURS WORKED
Student Workers are generally full-time University students. Working and going to school adds extra income and can be a great learning experience giving you an advantage in the job market after graduation.
Balance is important. Full-time Loyola students are limited, by University policy, to work not more than 19.5 total hours per week while school is in session. This total-hour figure includes all jobs worked at the University. During school break periods or periods of non-enrollment, the Student Worker may increase his/her work hours as agreed upon by the department but must not exceed 37.5 hours in a week.
- All staff working over 6 hours at a stretch should take a meal break before the start of his or her sixth hour of work.
- The meal break should be a minimum of 30 minutes but Loyola prefers staff to take a one hour unpaid meal break.
- For accurate Time Collection, both the Kronos and paper time cards allow the Student Worker to record when he or she leaves for a meal break and then the return time.
Student positions are not intended to be full-time work for any employee. Listings for regular status full and part-time positions open on all higher education campuses may be found at careers.luc.edu. Anyone interested in full-time or part-time work may review these listings and apply accordingly.
Depending on the nature and amount of work and the staffing needs, Student Workers may occasionally be asked to work more than their scheduled hours. Additional hours may be worked only with the prior approval of the supervisor or department head. In these cases, Student Workers will be paid at their regular rate for the first 40 hours worked in any one workweek. Any time worked over 40 hours in any one week will be paid at time-and-one-half.
Over/Under pay: If there is a discrepancy in the amount of pay, the employee will need to notify his /her supervisor. It is helpful to print a copy of the Kronos Direct Deposit Statement for the period in question when inquiry is made. The Direct Deposit Statement lists all hours paid within the pay period.
Missing pay: If an employee was not issued a check on the appropriate payday, the supervisor should be notified immediately. The payroll office will help resolve the problem.
In case of absence due to an emergency or illness, the department should be notified as soon as is possible that the employee will be absent.
FEDERAL AND STATE INCOME TAX AND FICA
Students who are residents of Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky or Wisconsin and elect to claim exemption for withholding of Illinois Income Tax under the reciprocal withholding agreements between these states may complete an Employee's Statement of Nonresidence in Illinois.
Federal and State of Illinois W-4 Forms and Nonresident Forms are found at: LUC.edu/hr/online_forms.shtml under Government Forms. Once completed and signed they should be sent to the Human Resources Administrative Office, 820 LT, WTC.
Tax laws governing students are impacted by many factors. Please contact the United States Internal Revenue Service and/or individual state Internal Revenue Offices for accurate information on individual situations.
Under Federal guidelines, full-time students working at Loyola may be exempt from FICA (Social Security Taxes) while enrolled in classes. Loyola University Chicago will, wherever possible, automatically exempt students who are eligible unless they request otherwise. Changes in student status must be reported to the Human Resources Office as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in penalties.
- Any changes in tax status, number of exemptions, student status, etc., will need to be communicated to the campus Human Resources Office.
- Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Assistance: (312) 435-1040.
- Illinois Department of Revenue Taxpayer Assistance: (800) 732-8866.
INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYEE TAX ISSUES
- Loyola's Human Resources Office works with International Employees to ensure that the tax obligation is met.
- If you are an International Student Worker, please make an appointment with the Human Resources Office to discuss this important issue. (312) 915-6175
FEDERAL WORK-STUDY EMPLOYEES
To ensure your continued eligibility and enrollment in the Federal Work Study Program, the following steps need to be taken each academic year:
- Notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) of any enrollment changes, specifically with regard to an increase or decrease in credit hours.
- Notify OSFA of any changes in the family financial circumstances.
- Earn no more than the predetermined federal work-study award. The total amount of Federal Work-Study wages a student may earn is listed on the Financial Aid Award Notification.
- Notify the supervisor promptly in the event of a revision in the Federal Work-Study Award that could affect the work schedule.
- Re-apply for financial aid each year according to the priority dates. Students who demonstrate financial need are awarded Federal Work-Study funds on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Submit all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office in timely manner.
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