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Biology Department Student Employment Regulations

Welcome to the Biology Department! In order to ensure proper payment, please read over the following employment regulations.

  • You must be officially hired by Student Employment and receive an e-mail from Nicole Cuthbert authorizing your hire BEFORE you can begin work.
  • Students cannot work more than 20 hours per week Fall/Winter semesters and 40 hours per week Spring/Summer terms for an average of 28 hours for all semesters. (MUST be approved from direct supervisor). INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS HAVE STRICT REQUIREMENTS. If you are not sure what they are, ASK!
  • You must be enrolled in at least 6.0 credit hours during the Fall/Winter in order to work on campus. During the Spring/Summer terms, you must be enrolled in at least 3 credits OR be enrolled in at least 6 credits the upcoming Fall semester. *Talk to Office Manager for international and graduate students requirements.*
  • YOU are responsible for keeping track of YOUR hours.
  • At the end of each pay period, check your hours to make sure the Y-Time system reflects the correct hours you have worked.
  • If you forgot to clock in or out for a shift or have made an error, please fill out the Missed Punch/Time Exceptions form found on the Biology website ( This log is for minor corrections only, and is not intended to be used to record all shifts.
  • All timesheet exceptions must be submitted BEFORE the end of the pay period (see website for pay period dates).
  • If you have more than one job on campus, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your hours are charged to the correct accounts. You will be able to see each job listed separately on Y-Time as a different job description.
  • You must take a lunch break for at least 30 minutes after 5 consecutive hours of work. You should clock out for your lunch break and clock in after returning.
  • You are expected to adhere to the honor code and follow the dress and grooming standards of BYU.
  • You affirm that you are not being hired or directly supervised by a near relative in the Department of Biology. If related to anyone, they may not have financial oversight of any performance/task or project in which you participate.