Payroll Services

Student vs. Non-Student Earnings & Employer-Paid Benefits

STUDENT

Minimum Enrolled Credit Hours (If credit hours go below minimum, then individual loses student status and is paid as a non-student.)

Fall/Spring

Semester

Summer

Semester

Undergraduate 6 3
Graduate Assistant 5 3

Student Earnings Types

SHR Student Hourly
SHO Student Hourly Overtime
SPW Student Piece Work
SSB Student Standby

 

Job Class Employee Type Code = U Undergraduate
Title Codes 9NNN
Subject to Worker’s Compensation 07-DG
R/T RA/TA Regular Earnings
Job Class Employee Type Code = G Graduate
Title Codes 9NNN
Subject to Worker’s Compensation 07-DG
Usually subject to Graduate Health Insurance 07-MC
If Title Code is 9903, may be subject to

Qualified Tuition Remission

07-QT

 

NON-STUDENT

  1. Non-student temporary employees are limited to 1,050 hours of employment in any twelve (12) consecutive month period (WAC 251-01-415). Refer to BPPM 60.26.
  2. Non-student Earnings Types

    HRY Hourly
    HRO Hourly Overtime
    HPW Hourly Piece Work
    PWD Piece Work

     

    Job Class Employee Type Code = H Hourly
    Title Codes 8NNN
    Subject to: Worker’s Compensation 07-DG
    Unemployment Compensation 07-MA
    OASI 07-DA
    Medicare 07-DK
  3. If non-student employee has worked 70 or more hours for any five months in the past twelve calendar months, the employee’s pay is eligible for Department of Retirement PERS (or in rare cases, TRS) coverage effective the beginning of the sixth month. There is no offsetting allocation from the benefits pool – the department pays the employer cost.
  4. Non-student Earnings Types Eligible for PERS Retirement Coverage

    HRP Hourly Non-student Eligible for PERS Coverage
    HOP Hourly Non-student Overtime Eligible for PERS Coverage
    HPP Hourly Non-student Piece Worker Eligible for PERS Coverage
    Job Class Employee Type Code = H Hourly
    Title Codes 8NNN
    Subject to: Worker’s Compensation 07-DG
    Unemployment Compensation 07-MA
    OASI 07-DA
    Medicare 07-DK
    Retirement (one of the following):
    PERS Plan I 07-HE
    PERS Plan II 07-HF
    TRS I 07-HH
    TRS II 07-HJ
  1. If a non-student employee has worked six consecutive months at half-time or greater, the employee’s pay is eligible for employer-paid state health benefits the beginning of the seventh month. There is no off-setting allocation from the benefits pool – the department pays the employer cost.

Non-student Earnings Types Eligible for PERS Retirement Coverage and State Medical Coverage

HRP Hourly Non-student Eligible for PERS Coverage
HOP Hourly Non-student Overtime Eligible for PERS Coverage
HPP Hourly Non-student Piece Worker Eligible for PERS Coverage
Job Class Employee Type Code = H Hourly
Title Codes 8NNN
Subject to: Worker’s Compensation 07-DG
Unemployment Compensation 07-MA
OASI 07-DA
Medicare 07-DK
Medical Coverage 07-MD
Retirement (one of the following):
PERS Plan I 07-HE
PERS Plan II 07-HF
TRS I 07-HH
TRS II 07-HJ
 
 
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