Student Employment Updates Fall 2020

Minimum Wage Increase

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Division of Labor Standards and Statistics (DLSS) will adjust minimum wage for inflation on 1-Jan-2021 to $12.32, as required by the Colorado Constitution. Oracle will update student employees’ wages that are below $12.32 to $12.32 with an effective start date of 19-Dec-2020, as that is the start of the first pay period ending in 2021.

Insert Handshake Job Posting number in the Oracle Action Request

Due to Colorado Equal Pay Act student assignments will need to have the Handshake job posting number in Oracle Actions requests.  Please enter the Handshake job posting number in the Creator Comments field when submitting an action into the Oracle workflow. Effective Monday 14-Dec-2020 student assignments without a job posting number will be rejected.

Graduation Termination

As a reminder, graduated students can continue to work as a student hourly employee until the Graduation Termination Process/Report is completed.


The Graduation Termination Process is completed after the Registrar’s Office confers degrees earned during the semester.  This generally happens approximately one month after graduation. For example, students who graduated in December 2018 had their student assignments terminated effective 20-Jan-2019.


At the time of the Graduation Termination Process/Report, an email will be sent to the HR ListServ with instructions, including the termination effective date.


Important Dates

Fall only awards must end:             18-Dec-2020

Spring awards begin:                       16-Jan-2021

Work-Study employment ends:     14-May-2021

Verify Wages and Winter Break

Please monitor your work-study student earnings by completing the Work-Study Earnings Report. Instructions are located on Central HR’s website. Remember, if a student goes over their fall award before 16-Jan-2021, the dept. will be charged Time Entry Wages (TEW) at 100%. However, if a student has not earned all their fall portion, they may work during winter break.

 Work-Study Increases

If a need-based work-study student has met or is close to meeting their fall semester award the student can request an increase to their award by contacting    Increase of an award is based on student eligibility and fund availability.

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Gender Equity Law for Colorado

Please note that starting January 1, 2021, the State of Colorado has implemented the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. This act covers a number of requirements and prohibitions for employers in order to prevent pay disparities. Specifically, we want to draw employers’ attention to several critical components:  

  1. Employers are required to disclose in each job posting the hourly or salary compensation range along with the general description of benefits and other potential compensation  
  1. Employers are prohibited from requesting wage rate history of a perspective employee or requiring it as a condition of employment  
  1. Employers are required to maintain records of job descriptions and wage rate history for each employee while employed and for 2 years after employment ends  

Further information on this act and which employers must abide by these regulations can be found here. If you have additional questions, please connect with your organization’s Human Resources department or legal counsel.