Graduate Student Appointments: Graduate Student Research Assistantship Program - Appointment Procedures
Where G.S.R.A. Appointments Are Made
A G.S.R.A. appointment may be made in a student's academic department or in another department or unit in which the research being performed is academically relevant to the student's degree program. If an appointment is provided in a department or unit other than the one in which the degree is being pursued, prior arrangements must be made between the appointing department or unit and the department or program in which the degree is being pursued. In such cases, the appointment should be authorized by a representative of the academic, as well as the appointing department.
All appointments should be prepared, whenever possible, prior to the beginning of the term or other period of appointment.
Late appointments (i.e., those which, for whatever reason, are sent to Human Resources subsequent to the first pay date of the appointment period involved) should be authorized by Academic Human Resources office. In order to avoid unnecessary delays, late appointment should be accompanied by a written statement documenting the nature of the appointment-related activity and its duration as well as explaining, briefly, the reasons that the appointment was not submitted on a timely basis.
It should be noted that the late processing of an appointment can have an adverse impact on the involved student. Apart from the delay in stipend payments, serious problems and confusion can be created with respect to an individual's eligibility for insurance coverage, tuition waivers, and other benefits afforded to G.S.R.A.'s. Late processing could also result in penalties to the University if the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) is not processed on a timely basis.
For more information, reference materials are found in the eRecruit section of MyLINC.
Alternate path: Go to Wolverine Access, click on the "Faculty & Staff" tab and select "My LINC" under "University Business." On My LINC, search "eRecruit" and select the document "eRecruit: User Resources."