Amended in Assembly March 26, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 616

Introduced by Assembly Member Campos

February 24, 2015

An actbegin insert to amend Section 69960 of the Education Code,end insert relating to student financial aid.


AB 616, as amended, Campos. Student financial aid: California State Work-Study Program.

Existing law establishes the California State Work-Study Program, under the administration of the Student Aid Commission, to provide eligible college and university students with an opportunity to earn money to help defray their educational costs while gaining valuable experience in educationally beneficial or career-related employment.begin insert The program requires a participating institution to ensure that each work-study position meets specified conditions, including ensuring that no position filled by a work-study student has been occupied by a regular employee during the current or immediately preceding 12 months.end insert

This bill wouldbegin delete express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would allocate funding for purposes of reactivating the programend deletebegin insert change this time period, regarding a position to be filled by a work-study student, to the current or immediately preceding 6 monthsend insert.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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begin insertSection 69960 of the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert is amended
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The institution shall assure that each work-study
4position meets all of the following conditions:

5(a) The position shall be educationally beneficial or related to
6a particular career interest or the exploration of career options.

7(b) The work performed by the student shall not be related to
8the activities of any sectarian organization or to any partisan or
9nonpartisan political activities.

10(c) The employment of a work-study student shall not displace
11workers currently employed by the participating employer, or
12impair existing contracts for services. No position filled by a
13work-study student shall have been occupied by a regular employee
14during the current or immediately precedingbegin delete 12end deletebegin insert 6end insert months.

15(d) The work-study position shall not violate any applicable
16collective bargaining agreements, or fill any vacancies due to a
17labor dispute.

18(e) The student shall be paid at a comparable rate to that paid
19for comparable positions within the employing organization. If
20the employing organization has no comparable position, the student
21shall be paid at a rate comparable to that paid by other
22organizations in the field for work involving comparable duties
23and responsibilities. The positions shall be compared on the basis
24of the nature of the work performed and the background and skills
25required for the position, and not upon the employee’s part-time
26or student status.

27(f) The number of hours of employment the student is allowed
28to work shall be determined by each institution in accordance with
29its standards and practices, taking into consideration the extent of
30the student’s financial need and the potential harm of the
31combination of work and study hours on a student’s satisfactory
32academic progress. The employer shall provide the institution with
33an accurate accounting of hours worked and wages earned.

34(g) The total compensation received by the student shall not
35exceed the total amount authorized by the institution.

36(h) The employer shall provide the student with reasonable

P3    1(i) No funds appropriated under this article shall supplant any
2state, federal, or institutional funds used to support existing paid
3positions for students in profit or nonprofit organizations.

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It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
5legislation that would allocate funding for purposes of reactivating
6the California State Work-Study Program established in Section
769951 of the Education Code.

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