The SFC will provide wages only in specific circumstances.
Regular wages will be reserved for positions in chartered student organizations that require long-term, regular commitment.
Only chartered organizations that have been deemed active by the student union for 5 years consecutively are eligible to apply for regular wages.
Although various student organizations may fulfill the qualifications to receive wages, ultimately wage allocation is at the discretion of the Student Finance Committee, as decided during the budgeting process.
Compensation will not be granted in cases where students receive course credit for their position or service.
All regular wages will be granted at a rate of $9.30/hr.
Compensation for Services Rendered:
Organizations may contract individuals or students for specific services.
The organization must arrange for the contract to be authorized by the Student Union.
Contracts must be finalized before any services are rendered.
Funding will not exceed labor costs as given in the pricing guide.
Regular wage requests will be considered if:
The organization has been both active and continuously chartered for 5 years.
The organization provides a distinct, well-established service that contributes substantially to the welfare of the Oberlin College campus and students who are not directly involved in the organization.
The organization cannot function effectively without the waged position in question.
The organization has demonstrated financial responsibility. An organization that submits late budgets or has overdrawn its account will significantly lower its chance of receiving wages or will lose its waged positions.
The duties of the position cannot reasonably be expected to be completed without a significant level of compensation.
The position requires a significant and consistent time commitment, such as holding regular office hours and completing large projects on a recurring basis.
Requests for wages for positions that require at least 5 hours of work per week or manual labor will be more strongly considered.
The position is assigned in a demonstrably transparent and democratic manner.
Wages will be administered under the following conditions:
Regular wage requests will be calculated in terms of the average hours of commitment per week.
Regular wages for any student organization are not to exceed 10 hours per week per person.
Actual wages paid may not exceed the amount you were approved for wages by the SFC.
Waged individuals will be paid through Timeclock Plus.
Tina Zwegat (email@example.com) will work with payroll to set up individuals who have been selected to work approved waged positions in Timeclock Plus.
SFC is a 7 member student board working to equitably allocate the Student Activity Fund to all Oberlin student organizations and individual student projects. OST is the sister organization handling form processing, confirming allocations, and requests for payment/purchasing cards. SFC and OST members meet multiple times a week to review budgets, vote on allocations, and vote and discuss policy, lead working groups with student organizations, and hold office hours to serve as a counselor for students seeking guidance about funding and student government.