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We recommend all student workers and their employers read the relevant policies listed below. If you have any questions regarding these policies please contact the Office of Human Resources.

University Policies That Apply to Student Workers

University of Rochester, Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual, Policy 2

  • Student employees scheduled to work the night shift receive a shift differential
  • Any work period which includes four or more consecutive hours between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. will be paid $1.00 per hour shift differential.
  • Shift differential is paid in addition to the regular hourly rate for all hours worked on the shift.

As part of your employment, New York State offers paid family leave (PFL) to:

  • Bond with a child during the first 12 months following the birth, adopted, or foster placement of the child
  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition (parent
  • Assist a family member called to active military service

All students employed through student employment (both undergraduate and graduate) will need to work 175 days preceding the first full day of the leave to be eligible for PFL. For more information see the Graduate Student Paid Family Leave PDF or the Undergraduate Student Paid Family Leave PDF. You can email any questions you have about paid family leave to

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