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Supervisor Responsibilities

The Work-Study office, in coordination with Northwestern Payroll, must follow regulations in administering the FWS Program. Failing to abide by these regulations may not only result in loss of participation for your department but also the university as a whole.   

Per federal regulations, all FWS students must be supervised by a permanent staff or faculty member, not another student.

Supervisors must be present regularly and provide regular and consistent guidance and feedback to their student employees. Supervisors are also responsible for signing any necessary forms and approving timecards by stated deadlines.  

Review the following pages for more information about supervisory responsibilities:

Off-Campus Community FWS Employers 

Please refer to the contractual agreement for specific supervisor responsibilities as well as the items outlined above. If you have specific questions about your responsibilities, please contact our office.