Student payments are not always in the form of employment. The Student Payment Determination Flowchart and the Student Payment – Types document are intended to help guide employing departments in the right direction for whom to contact and next steps. In the event that it is determined payment fits employment of the student, the Employment Unit assists departments in placing open Graduate Assistant (GA) positions on the applicant tracking system, ISU Jobs. Departments are encouraged to contact the Employment Unit for help as they develop postings to fill their positions. If you are looking for information on hiring a Graduate Assistant or need the step-by-step process to complete a hire, please see the Recruiting & Hiring Guide.
When prospective GA's are identified, departments will need to use Human Resources' standardized GA Offer Letters and the Selection Form to send official hiring authorizations to Human Resources. Furthermore, a Hiring Request needs to be submitted for each GA. Receipt of these items begins a verification process within Human Resources. This leads to the finalization of most appointments and the sharing of the GA's information with other systems (such as Payroll and Student Accounts) within the University.
A security sensitive position is one that requires a comprehensive criminal background investigation or fingerprint check.