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University Libraries Student Assistant Employment Guide

Employment Details

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender or sex orientation, national origin, handicap, age, or veteran status. In all its procedures, Student Employment Services upholds the principle of equal treatment and opportunity for all persons. In the event that you need or seek assistance with issues of discrimination, please contact Human Resources at 895-3504.
 
Badges
You will be issued a badge. Please wear your badge at all times as this will increase customer service and security in the Libraries.
 
Work-Related Injuries
All student assistants are covered by worker's compensation insurance. If a work related injury occurs, the student employee must be referred to an approved health care provider. All injuries, no matter how minor, must be reported to their supervisor and/or Security within 24 hours of the incident. If you experience a work-related injury/illness report it to your supervisor for further instructions.  
 
Performance Appraisals
There are no formal performance appraisal forms required by UNLV for student assistants but your supervisor may conduct performance appraisals.  It is important that you and your supervisor discuss your performance regularly.  The appraisal process allows students and supervisors to discuss strengths and weaknesses and to plan and develop methods to improve overall job effectiveness.
 
Student Job Classification

STUDENT ASSISTANT                         Wage : $10.00
Duties at this level vary from routine and simple in nature to slightly complex, requiring some basic decision making. 
The employee will receive training or be given general instructions on how to perform assigned duties of the position. 
Duties will be performed under supervision to insure completeness and accuracy of tasks performed.

Examples of duties: patron assistance, circulation functions, stacks maintenance, filing, answering phones, shelving, copying, and other manual tasks involving light physical effort. Other duties could include basic computer use, reviewing documents for completeness, data entry, and cashiering, simple hardware/software maintenance under supervision, processing of books and materials, and situations requiring similar judgment. 
 

Training
As a student assistant you will have many opportunities to learn new skills on the job.  We recommend you keep a record of all the skills you have learned, as this information will enhance your resume.  
Other training opportunities are subject to your supervisor's approval.  
 
Transferring within the Libraries
There are many different departments, supervisors, types of work and schedules available in the Libraries.  We encourage you to transfer within the Libraries if you would like to change anything about your employment situation.  Please contact the Libraries Human Resources Personnel Technician.  We will try to find you a match for your interests and schedule.
 
Termination
If you are thinking about quitting your job at University Libraries, consider transferring to another position in the Libraries first.  If you still decide to exit, please talk to your supervisor to cover shifts for which you are scheduled, turn in keys and equipment, etc.

Dismissal of student assistants may be without written notice or warning.  Student assistants do not have any opportunities for grievances in these situations.  

A sample of reasons why someone may be dismissed include:

  • Refusal to perform assigned duties or consistent inability to complete work according to instructions
  • Frequent tardiness or absenteeism from work, regardless of notification to supervisor
  • Unauthorized use of library materials, facilities, supplies or equipment
  • Theft of library materials, supplies, equipment, or monies
  • Improper recording of hours worked 
  • Reporting to work under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance
  • Insubordination
  • Library budget/student funding shortages
  • Loss of work-study award (i.e., drop below 6 credits, no longer meet the requirements of Federal Work Study)
  • Lack of work

In some instances, such as falsifying timesheets, in addition to termination from the Libraries, students may be referred to student employment and the office of Student Conduct. In more serious instances, a student's work study award or enrollment in the university may be in jeopardy.

Verification of Employment
Student Employment Services is a student personnel office, which provides dates of employment to those requesting verification of employment.  All requests for verifications should be directed to Student Employment Services (895-3939).
 

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