FAQ

Students


What is UALRworks?
UALRworks is a student employment program. It increases student retention by providing financial assistance through professional work education. It also provides a unique experience that prepares students for success beyond graduation.

What are the requirements for UALRworks?
You must be a current UALR student enrolled in at least one course. You cannot be a Graduate Assistant.

How do I apply for UALRworks?
1. Review available positions
2. Visit http://ualr.edu/ualrworks/application/
3. Complete online application
4. Select up to five positions
5. Interview with prospective employers

What happens once I apply?
Once you apply your application will go to the department you’ve selected. It is up to the department to contact you to schedule an interview. You can also contact the departments and ask about the status of your application.

How long can I be employed with UALRworks?
You can participate in the program as long as you are a UALR student and have not been previously terminated from the program due to disciplinary issues.
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Will I have to reapply each semester?
No, however if you quit your current job and/or drop your classes, you will have to reapply to the program.
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What is the hourly pay for a UALRworks worker?
The pay for UALRworks beginning the Spring 2017 semester is the same for Federal Work Study which is $8.50 per hour.
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Is it possible to get raises? If so, how?
In order to receive a raise, you must attend two workshops within an academic year.When you attend two workshops you will receive a $0.25 per hour raise for the following fall semester. If the Leadership Institute is one of the two workshops you attend you will receive a $0.50 per hour raise the following fall semester. You are only allowed one raise per academic year. The maximum total raise is $1.00.
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Can I work UALRworks and Work Study?
Yes.  We prefer you use your Federal Work Study first or concurrently.  If you do both, however, work-study allows you to work up to 20 hours per week and only when classes are in session. With UALRworks you can add an extra 9 hours giving you 29 hours a week.  UALRworks workers are allowed to work any day the campus is open, for example during spring break.
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Can UALRworks students get paid more than the base amount?
Yes. The hiring department can pay a supplemental amount to extend the hours available to work per semester, within the allowable limits of student labor.
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How do I submit a timesheet?
All UALRworks workers will use a TimeClock Plus.  Please contact your manager with specific questions.
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How will I receive my money earned through UALRworks?
Similar to any paycheck it can be direct deposited into your banking account.
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Are taxes deducted from my check?
Yes. It is estimated that approximately 8% will be deducted.
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Is UALRworks the same as Work Study?

No.  While similar there are distinct differences between the two.

Work Study

  • Federally funded program.
  • Can work up to 20 work hours per week.
  • Cannot work when classes are not in session.
  • Allotments are based on your FAFSA.

UALRworks

  • Institutionally funded program.
  • Has a set allotted amount each semester.
  • Completing the FAFSA is not required for UALRworks.
  • International, Graduate, and Post-Baccalaureate students are eligible to participate in the program.
  • Can work up to 29 hours a week.  Note: Working 29 hours a week will deplete your allotment sooner.  International students cannot work more than 20 hours per weeks.

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Can I participate in UALRworks as an International student?
Yes, but you may not work more than 20 hours per week.
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How do I apply for a Social Security card?
Choose the following link for information to apply for a Social Security Card
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Managers


Does each department submit its own EPAF?
No. All EPAFs are prepared and submitted by UALRworks.

Will I be notified when the student is close to running out of their allotted amount?
Yes. We will notify you each pay period of the remaining number of hours a worker has left for the semester.

Is this program a scholarship?
No. UALRworks is not a scholarship but an institutionally funded student employment program.

How many hours per semester can each student work?
UALRworks workers are allowed to work up to 29 hours per week. International workers can only work up to 20 hours per week. Workers are allotted a certain amount of hours they can work for the semester.  Please take that into consideration when scheduling your students.  Even though they can work up to 29 hours a week, they will run out of their allotment sooner (close to mid-term).

What is the hourly pay for students?

Beginning January 1, 2017, the pay will increase to $8.50 per hour.

When can students start working for the department?
UALRworks employees can start before semester starts and may continue after it ends, usually December 31st and May 15th end dates.  Students are allowed to work when the campus is open; it is not determined by when classes are in session.

Are there times when a student is not allowed to work?
The student is allowed to work as long as the campus is open. For example, a UALRworks workers can work during Spring Break except for the last Friday when the campus is closed.

Do students have to be enrolled in a minimum amount of hours to be eligible for UALRworks?
UALRwork workers only need to be a current UALR student to be eligible.
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What is the information needed for the EPAF?
Please refer to the Hiring Form located under the Managers section of the UALRworks website.  Information needed includes the student’s name, T#, Job ID, the date the student will start work, Chair approver (if required), Dean/Departmental approver’s name,  and manager’s contact information.
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How can I terminate a student from my department?
To terminate a student from your department, you will need to complete the UALRworks Termination Form located on the Managers section of the UALRworks website.
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