Spring Semester 2010 Reader Appointment Letter Format Date_________________ Dear __________________: This confirms your appointment as an hourly basis Project Assistant (reader/grader) in course ______________ under the direction of __________________________. The appointment is for the Spring 2008 semester which for payroll purposes begins on January 8, 2010 and ends on May 23, 2010. You will be paid at the 2007-09 rate of $15.10 per hour. We have been authorized to offer you up to hours. The following applies to your appointment: 1. Hourly basis project assistants, as all graduate assistants, are required to be graduate students in good standing by university and department criteria in order to hold an appointment. 2. The schedule of your grading responsibilities depends on class assignments and will be explained to you by the instructor named above. Hourly project assistants are not normally expected to work on holidays when University offices are officially closed, but some rescheduling of duties could be necessary, and you may need to carry out some of your responsibilities during periods when University classes are not in session. 3. The authorized hours represent a maximum and you should not work more than this. If, as the semester proceeds, you think there will not be enough time to do all that is expected of you, see the course instructor right away. 4. Your hours should be turned in on a (weekly, biweekly, etc.) basis to in Room . Your final hours must be turned in by June 11, 2010 (one month after the end of spring semester exams) in order for you to be paid. 5. This offer of employment is contingent upon verification of your identity and work authorization as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Please see the attachment for the explanation of the Form I-9, Section 1 of which must be completed and returned to the department on or before your hire date. The required documents must be presented in person, within three days of your employment begin date. If you do not have the originals of the necessary documents, you must present a receipt from a government agency for replacement document(s), within three days, and you must present the required document itself within 90 days of your employment begin date. The law prohibits the University from employing or continuing to employ an individual who has not provided the required documents within the relevant time period. 6. This appointment does not convey benefits. See if you have questions about eligibility for benefits. 7. You must register for a minimum of six graduate credits unless you are registered as a dissertator for three dissertator credits. 8. This employment relationship is governed by, and subject to, the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement negotiated by the Teaching Assistants' Association. If this is your initial appointment as a teaching or project assistant under the 2007-09 agreement (the contract currently in effect), a copy of the collective bargaining agreement will be provided to you. 9. It is the policy of the Department/School of to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified employees with disabilities. If you need accommodation to perform the essential functions of your position, please contact (the employee=s supervisor) or Brian Bubenzer, the Division-Level Personnel Representative, at 265-0603 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 10. We ask for your written acceptance of this appointment by . Signed: ______________________________ Department Chair xc: Course Instructor If this format is used, it is not necessary to send a sample for approval. This format is available electronically; call Brian Bubenzer at 5-0603 or e-mail email@example.com. This format applies only to PA appointments, not to Undergraduate or Ad Hoc Program Specialist (non-student) reader/grader appointments. If you want to make changes to this format or use a different letter, please have a sample approved first. Please be aware that the Fair Labor Standards Act applies to hourly reader appointments. Avoid assignments that will exceed 40 hours per week (alone or in combination with other University employment); the cost of all employment (not just the reader hours) may increase greatly. If you or course instructors foresee such a problem, please share or schedule the assignments in a way that will prevent this problem.
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