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There are 2 statuses: Exempt and non-exempt. One has a 40 hour limit, then overtime if needed, and the other has no set hourly limit and you get paid your flat salary no matter how many hours you work. Most of the exempt positions (work however many hours) are in research or research support positions where you may be in the middle of an experiment or you may need to come in because, for example, there was a surprise review of some records that you need to be available for to provide any documentation needed, etc. But most non-faculty and admin jobs are 40 hrs.

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It is dependent on your position. Staff accrue 1 day per month for the first 5 years, 1.5 days until year 8, and then 2 days per month after that. If your position is NOT considered "critical care" (this includes more than just patient care; anything essential to keeping the U running daily) you also get the four working days between Christmas and New Years off, paid (in addition to your regular vacation accrual), and if you ARE critical care you may work those days but you get equal vacation time for every hour worked during those days. If you are a Post Doc working in a lab you do NOT accrue vacation time but you have a set salary and can ask your boss for time off, which is paid just by the nature of how salaries work.

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The hours are good.

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Help employees grow professionally. Be creative about finding ways to put their talents to work.

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Not difficult for part time student

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Attended a Job fair that put me in contact with several departments. After talking with one of the supervisors I was selected for one of the areas.

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Many shifts are available depending on the position.

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