Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Do I need an application for each position?
Q. Will you take resumes?
A. You may put a resume with the application; we do not take resumes without an application.
Q. May I submit an application to be kept on file?
A. No, we only accept applications for positions that are posted.
Q. Do you have to make a certain score on the required testing?
A. Only on the Typing test. If a speed is listed you must make that speed of more for application to be considered. The remainder of testing is diagnostic only.
Q. What paperwork do I need to conduct a search?
A. Search Procedure requirements (revised Jan, 2000).
Q. What positions are available?
A. At the time of your inquiry, you will be informed of all position vacancies.
Q. After the completion of the search, do I send all correspondence to HR?
A. Yes, all search correspondence must be maintained in the HR files for 3 calendar years. (January to January).
Q. Does HR department advertise positions for searches?
A. Not typically, the search committee is responsible for developing and positing the position(s).
Q. How can I get on Work Study?
A. You must complete the FAFSA in the Financial Aid office and mark “yes” to the question on the FAFSA that asks you if you are interested in Student Employment.
Q. What is the difference between Work-Study jobs and Regular Campus jobs?
A. The jobs and pay are the same, only the source of funding is different.
Q. How many hours can I work?
A. Student workers are allowed to work 19 hours per week. Additionally Work-Study student workers cannot earn more than your Work-Study Award. The work schedules are arranged between the student and his/her supervisor.
Q. Do I need to complete an application for employment?
A. No, however, available positions are posted with the Department of Human in the Ferguson Social Science Bldg. Room 130. A student must be issued a WORK-PERMIT from employee services before seeking interviews for work-study positions.
Q. How much will I get paid?
A. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Wages above the minimum may be paid if technical skills are required.
Q. When will I get paid?
A. Paychecks are issued biweekly. Paychecks are based upon time reports submitted by each department at the end of each two-week period.
Q. Can I work during the Holiday break?
A. Although Regular Campus Student Workers can work during the break, Work-Study student Workers can only work through the last day of the semester. Work-Study Student worker can obtain special permission in the Financial Office.
Q. Can I work as a Graduate Assistant and Regular Student worker?
A. You can work both ONLY if you work 10 hours as a Graduate Assistant and the remaining hours do not exceed the hours allowed for a Student Worker to work per week.
Q. What insurance do I have?
A. Blue Cross Blue Shield, GA's - Delos Insurance
Q. How much does my insurance pay?
A. Plans differ – so does payment.
Q. What providers are on my plan?
A. See booklet of providers in Insurance Office, or online at www.bcbstx.com or GA's at www.tamuinsurance.com
Q. What medications are on the formulary list for CAREMARK/CVS?
A. List of formulary provided from CAREMARK/CVS or online at www.caremark.com
Q. Who is responsible for selecting the insurance companies and plans offered to the employees?
A. Human Resources Personnel at Texas A&M University System Office in College Station.
Q. Can we borrow from our ORP/TRS retirement accounts?
A. No, not until you terminate.
Q. How long does it take to receive a refund of deposits from TRS after termination?
A. Approximately 60 days.
Q. What age can I retire with full benefits?
A. Age 65 with five or more years of membership service credit or any combination of age and service totaling 80, with at least five years of membership service credit.
Q. What percent of my salary is contributed toward my retirement (TRS and ORP) and what does the employer contribute?
A. TRS – 6.4% by the employee and 6.6644% by the employer.
ORP – 6.65% by the employee and 6.6644% by the employer.
Q. How do I file for Workers’ Comp?
A. Complete employee’s First Report of Injury and submit to the Human Resources Management Department.
Q. What do I put on my time sheet if: I worked on Saturday?
A. The exact amount of hours that you actually worked.
Q. Can I use Emergency Leave for the death of an Aunt or Uncle?
Q. What kind of illness counts under the Sick Leave Pool?
A. Catastrophic Illness.