(No) Pay Day for some Pace student employees

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(No) Pay Day for some Pace student employees

Several students at Pace report not being paid on time for their on campus jobs.

Several students at Pace report not being paid on time for their on campus jobs.

Miaira Raiford

Several students at Pace report not being paid on time for their on campus jobs.

Miaira Raiford

Miaira Raiford

Several students at Pace report not being paid on time for their on campus jobs.

Miaira Raiford

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Pace students have reported not being paid on time for their on campus jobs, and in some instances, not getting paid at all.

Student Government Association’s (SGA’s) President Madia Bestman, believes it is possible to have a hiccup with communicating on both the employer’s and employee’s side.

“I do believe sometimes students do not notify their supervisors to get paid on time,” Bestman said in an email to The Pace Chronicle. “However, I believe this is a Human Resources (HR) issue sometimes. They take a while to approve students getting paid. I know a lot of students that haven’t gotten paid until months after.”

Cíara Kain, the SGA vice president of Finance, sings a different tune. She is adamant that no student is at fault for the inconsistencies in payment, as there are numerous ones employed to many jobs on campus to properly keep track of. It is HR’s obligation to maintain professionalism and practice time management when it comes to signing off on their employees’ paycheck, and according to her, they have been “very unorganized and inefficient this year”.

“Last semester, I worked two jobs on campus; my role in SGA and I was a teacher’s assistant,” Kain explained. “I was supposed to get $2,000 for SGA and around $350 for the TA. When everyone else got their checks in October, I asked my advisor why I didn’t get mine and he said it’s just because I hadn’t been employed by the school before.”

Kain explained in further detail how HR had not been able to find her as an employee in the database and requested that she resubmit the paperwork for her job application, despite her already having been working for two months. This pattern went on a few times until November, and Kain has yet to get an email regarding the status of her pay.

“In late December, they wanted me to bring in a physical copy of my social security card,” Kain said. “I couldn’t until after break. The week we got back in January, I went to their office in Valhalla and did the paperwork for a third time. I asked when I would get paid, and the woman shrugged and said that’s not her job.”

However, there have been some cases where the absence of a paycheck was resolved without too much drama or a prolonged period of waiting. A sophomore who wishes to remain anonymous shared their own no-pay day. In this student’s experience, they had to work on a holiday one semester but noticed they did not get the usual notification of being paid for their hours.

“I worked on a technical holiday but they didn’t pay me, so I had to email my boss,” they said. “They fixed it, because I did eventually get paid the next time I had to work.”

Despite their story being a tamer version of a similar event, the issue remains that students are not being paid on time. If more employees voice their issues and concerns to the right person and spread the word, there might be a change at Pace.