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Student Manager Self-Service (SMSS)

Hiring Students using IC Student Manager Self-Service (SMSS)

  • When you are ready to hire a student, make sure you have his or her student ID number to add it into SMSS. Here is a step-by-step guide to Adding an Assignment in Paranssus.
  • Create the job by adding a new assignment for that student with the appropriate department, location, etc.
  • Enter the pay information including hourly wages, number of hours to work per week, and start and end dates (graduation date) on the calendar to minimize the risk of error.
  • Enter student employee's assignments and responsibilities.
  • Finish filling out all information and submit if all information is correct, so that Student Employment may approve the transaction.
  • Students CANNOT work until this transaction has been approved.
  • A full document on this process, as well as how to edit a student employee's position information, may be found by clicking here.
  • *If you receive an error message while completing this processes click here to learn what certain error messages mean.

Approving Time Cards

  • Once a student is hired in Parnassus, they will be submitting timecards to you every other week.
  • Payroll deadlines as well as pay dates can be found here.
  • You will receive an e-mail notification that the student’s time card is ready for approval. Please DO NOT approve time cards through e-mail as this has caused problems in the past.
  • Log in to Parnassus and approve them through the workflow.
  • Please make sure you check the dates in the time cards as sometimes students select the wrong time period.
  • If you do not agree with the hours on the time card, you may reject it back to the student to correct. If you do reject it, please make sure that you put a note to the student as to why you are rejecting it.

Setting Vacation Rules

If you are responsible for approving time cards and you will be away on vacation or other leave, you must set a vacation rule so that someone else can approve time cards. This is an important process as it allows the accurate maintenance of student hours worked and allows your student employees to get paid on time. You may set all notifications to be received by a single user or set different rules to route separate types of workflows to different approvers. Click here to find a step by step guide for the establishment of vacation rules.

**It is the supervisor's responsibility to view and approve/reject any and all timecards received. Even if a student did not work any hours for you in a specific time period, you will still need to view and approve/reject your student's timecard to make sure they have not logged hours for time they did not work. Students will not be paid until all active supervisors have approved their timecard. If you no longer have a particular student but you are still receiving timecards, you need to go into SMSS and end their assinment in order to be removed as a timecard approver.