Payroll Services Student vs. Non-Student Earnings & Employer-Paid Benefits

STUDENT

Minimum Enrolled Credit Hours (If credit hours go below minimum,
then individual loses student status and is paid as a non-student.)

  Fall/Spring

Semester
Summer

Semester
Undergraduate63
Graduate Assistant53

Student Earnings Types

 Job Class Employee Type Code = U UndergraduateObject/ Sub Object
Title Codes 9NNN
Subject to Worker’s Compensation07-DG
R/T- RA/TA Regular
Earnings
Job Class Employee Type Code = G Graduate
Title Codes 9NNN
Subject to Worker’s Compensation07-DG
Usually subject to Graduate Health Insurance07-MC
If Title Code is 9903, may be subject to

Qualified Tuition Remission
07-QT

NON-STUDENT

  1. Non-student temporary employees are limited to 1,050 hours of employment in any twelve (12) consecutive month period (WAC 251-01-415). Refer to BPPM 60.26.

    Non-student Earnings Types

    HRYHourly
    HROHourly Overtime
    HPWHourly Piece Work
    PWDPiece Work

    Job Class Employee Type Code = H HourlyObject/ Sub Object
    Title Codes 8NNN
    Subject to: Worker’s Compensation07-DG
    Unemployment Compensation07-MA
    OASI07-DA
    Medicare07-DK
  2. If non-student employee has worked 70 or more hours for any five months in the past twelve calendar months, the employee’s pay is eligible for Department of Retirement PERS (or in rare cases, TRS) coverage effective the beginning of the sixth month. There is no offsetting allocation from the benefits pool – the department pays the employer cost.

    Non-student Earnings Types Eligible for PERS Retirement Coverage

    HRPHourly Non-student Eligible for PERS Coverage
    HOPHourly Non-student Overtime Eligible for PERS Coverage
    HPPHourly Non-student Piece Worker Eligible for PERS Coverage

    Job Class Employee Type Code = H Hourly
    Title Codes 8NNN
    Subject to: Worker’s Compensation07-DG
    Unemployment Compensation07-MA
    OASI07-DA
    Medicare07-DK
    Retirement (one of the following):
    PERS Plan I07-HE
    PERS Plan II07-HF
    TRS I07-HH
    TRS II07-HJ
  3. If a non-student employee has worked six consecutive months at half-time or greater, the employee’s pay is eligible for employer-paid state health benefits the beginning of the seventh month. There is no off-setting allocation from the benefits pool – the department pays the employer cost.

    Non-student Earnings Types Eligible for PERS Retirement Coverage and State Medical Coverage

     HRPHourly Non-student Eligible for PERS Coverage
    HOPHourly Non-student Overtime Eligible for PERS Coverage
    HPPHourly Non-student Piece Worker Eligible for PERS Coverage

    Job Class Employee Type Code = H HourlyObject/Sub Object
    Title Codes 8NNN
    Subject to: Worker’s Compensation07-DG
    Unemployment Compensation07-MA
    OASI07-DA
    Medicare07-DK
    Retirement (one of the following):
    PERS Plan I07-HE
    PERS Plan II07-HF
    TRS I07-HH
    TRS II07-HJ