The Student Temporary Employment Program provides maximum flexibility to both students and managers, because the nature of the work (job opportunity) does not have to be related to the student's academic field of study or career goals. Employment is offered on a temporary basis that can range from summer jobs to positions that continue as long as you are a student. You may work full-time or part-time schedules.
Students hired under this authority must be enrolled and taking at least 6 semester hours or the equivalent quarter hours and maintain a semester grade point average of 2.0. They must also submit a copy of their official transcript upon initial appointment and at the conclusion of each semester and proof of enrollment at the start of the semester. A formal agreement among the parties (student, employer, and school) is not required for STEP employment.
STEP employees earn annual and sick leave, but are not eligible for benefits, with the exception of health insurance. Temporary employees become eligible to enroll in FEHB after completion of one year of uninterrupted service. Should a STEP employee choose to enroll when eligible, they will be responsible for the full premium.