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The FWS Program was established by Congress as part of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Its purpose is to promote part-time employment for students with financial need and to provide work experience related to a student's interests.

The Program must adhere to congressional legislation which is regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. Federal regulations mandate that student employees must not displace or replace existing employees (including those on strike).

The FWS Program is directed by the Program's Office at Wayne County Community College District. In the Program's Office, we will make all efforts possible to promote job openings, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all jobs will be filled.

Students and supervisors should remember that each has responsibilities toward the employment relationship. FWS students are instructed that their job is second only to academics. FWS Students are limited to working a maximum of 30 hours per week, or 60 hours per two-week pay period. FWS Students are also expected to practice common employment courtesy, such as calling well in advance if they are unable to work at a scheduled time.

Supervisors should also be sensitive to the special needs of college FWS students, who occasionally may request a day off to study for exams. If both parties consider the concerns of the other and do not abuse the relationship, a FWS job can be a rewarding experience for all involved.

Please note that any Federal Work-Study who abuses the Federal Work Study Program policies and procedures will be immediately removed from the program.


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