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[log in to unmask] (patrick brown)
Sat, 8 Feb 1997 07:58:19 -0500
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>Date: Thursday,  6 Feb 97 15:40:51 CST
>To: Commission IV <[log in to unmask]>
>From: Glenn W Maloney <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Student leader compensation
>From: Glenn Maloney
> UT Austin
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> 512-471-3065
>RE: Student Leader Compensation
>This is a great question. We've done it several different ways and it seems
>anytime there is some kind of audit we change.
>Currently, student government leaders are given stipends. We do this monthly
>and they fill out time sheets only as an internal requirement. This is not
>considered a scholarship and its not an hourly wage. They get the same amount
>regardless of how much they work as long as I approve it.
>We also give fellowships to students for one time type commitments. Initially
>the student group giving the fellowship labeled it as a "scholarship" on the
>application and it was rejected. When we changed it to fellowship it went
>right through. I'm not sure I understand the technical difference, but the
>fellowships are given for both projects to be completed (e.g. undergraduate
>research fellowships) and those already done (e.g. a students artwork was the
>one chosen for the cover of a student publication).
>So, in this case I haven't research the legal issues but for practical
>purposes stipends, and fellowships are working right now.
>But I am interested in hearing what others are doing.
>Date: Thu, 06 Feb 1997 11:23:40 -0700
>From: Kerry Hammock <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Student leader compensation
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>I know we have had a lot of dicsussion on this list regarding what
>various schools offer in terms of compensation to student leaders. I
>need information on the legal underpinnings of these packages.
> We are currently examining our scholoarships in terms of the Fair Labor
>Standards Act. Basically, scholarships must be given for previous
>accomplishment, not for promised service. Scholarships for promised
>service are considered pay for jobs and are not legal under scholarship
>guidelines. Hence, if a student leaves office, they cannot have a
>scholarship taken away. Also, if you are paying key student leaders
>how are you doing time-cards?
>Anything that discusses the proper legal underpinnings of these various
>alternatives would be appreciated.