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Hiring Students

Departments are responsible for interviewing and making hiring decisions. One confirmation form per job is required per academic year.

In order to work under a Work-Study program at Lewis & Clark, the student must be awarded Work-Study by Student Financial Services, be enrolled at least halftime, and be making satisfactory academic progress as defined by the College in accordance with federal and institutional guidelines. If a student’s Work-Study eligibility changes during the term, Student Employment will notify the department supervisors.

All hiring is done through our jobs site, PeopleAdmin.  You will use this site to view applicants to your posting and hire chosen candidates.  If you have not yet posted a position, start here.

For detailed instructions on hiring applicants in PeopleAdmin, click here.

When the student has been hired in the system, you will see the student’s status change to “Hired” in PeopleAdmin, and the student’s name will appear in the time approval section of your WebAdvisor account.


Employment Request Form

Supervisors are encouraged to use PeopleAdmin to hire students.  Occasionally it is not feasible to use the job site.  In this case the supervisor may hire the student using the online Hourly Request form or fill out a Stipend Request form.  Links to both of these forms can be here.


Required Paperwork

All Student Employment paperwork must be completed before a student begins working!

Hiring Proposal (PeopleAdmin) or Employment Request Authorization

The student supervisor must submit a Hiring Proposal through the PeopleAdmin site, or a paper Employment Request Authorization form when hiring a student.  This goes to Student Employment in the HR office.

I-9 Form

In order to comply with U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations, all students must complete an I-9 form within three days of beginning work. Students complete the form in the HR office (located on the graduate campus). Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in the student’s immediate removal from working on campus.

W-4 Form

This form provides tax status information so that the College can withhold the correct amount of Federal income tax from students’ pay. The US Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service provides the form. If a W-4 form is not on file in Payroll, the standard deduction will be single/zero exemption.

Direct Deposit Form

Students may have their monthly wages directly deposited into their domestic savings or checking account. They must complete the Direct Deposit form (available in the Human Resources office), and submit it to Payroll by the 25th of the month that they wish to have direct deposit begin.


Student employees who will be dealing with confidential information relating to students must be trained on FERPA compliance and must complete sign this form.


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