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Earnings Type & Description

Earnings Type When Is It Used? Employment Type(s)/Limitations How Calculated / FTE / How Initiated

WSS

State Work Study w/o OASI deduction

(No Social Security taxes deducted)

For payment of UW student hourly positions filled by students who have been awarded State Work Study funded by the UW office of Student Financial Aid.

Wages are exempt from Social Security taxes:

  • For Undergraduate if credits are equal to or greater than 6.
  • For Graduates if credits are equal to or greater than 5.
  • For thesis / dissertation students (700-800 course) if credits are equal to or greater than 2.

(See SOR if credits fall below limit.)

Undergraduate Student

  • Undergraduate WS
  • 0875 Student Assistant III

Graduate Student

  • Graduate WS
  • 0881 Teaching Fellow
  • 0882 Research Asst
  • 0883 Staff Asst

Use limited to these job class codes only.

Hours worked x hourly rate

FTE: YES

Department - OPUS

NOTE: UW payroll computer system will automatically change WSS to WSO when credits taken are equal to or greater than the limit.

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