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Resources Available for Supervisors of UK Student Employees

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2020) — Supervisors of University of Kentucky undergraduate student employees play an essential role in the overall student experience. Employment gives students the opportunity not only to earn an income, but also to practice skills that will be important to future employers, develop professional connections and gain new responsibilities during college. 

To help ensure UK undergraduate students are successful in their roles, UK HR Student Employment is dedicated to providing supervisors with a curated collection of resources to assist them as leaders. The new Resources for Supervisors of UK Student Employees page features information to keep supervisors regularly updated on policies, processes, events and opportunities.

This new page currently features essential tools to assist with the updated I-9 process, details on the federal work-study program and information on the upcoming Part-Time Job Fair scheduled for Aug. 27.

As we begin our restart for the fall semester, supervisors are encouraged to visit the university's coronavirus website for additional details. The employee section includes helpful information for supervisors of student employees.

The Resources for Supervisors of UK Student Employees page will be updated to provide continuous support for supervisors of undergraduate student employees. Those with questions can feel free to reach out to

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.