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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Clerical Support

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/oss/support.html

Part-time Clerical Support

Receptionist
Special Projects
Temporary Vacancy
Database Management

If you want us to take on the clerical duties of someone who is on sick leave or is absent for some other reason, we recognize that your salary budget is already obligated and so OSS, without charge, will supply the department up to 20 hours of coverage. However, if the department has a vacant position and we are filling in while some is recruited to fill the position, OSS will charge back hours immediately at a cost of $35.00 per hour.

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Guidelines for Granting Office Support Services
Temporary and Emergency Assistance

A request should be completed or submitted via Temporary and Emergency Assistance Request (form), e-mail or phone call to Office Support Services. The request should include:
-type of skills required
-length of need (begin and end dates - hours, i.e. 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm )
-urgency of the request and consequences of lack of assistance

  • Requests will be processed as received.
  • The urgency of the request will be evaluated by Office Support Services and a determination of assistance made.
  • Full-time Temporary Assistance that does NOT result in salary savings, may be granted to a department up to but not exceeding 3 months.
  • Half-time Temporary Assistance that does NOT result in salary savings, may be granted to a department up to but not exceeding 3 months.
  • Temporary assistance for last minute requests will be processed if OSS has no prior commitments.
  • OSS will immediately charge user department if salary savings from the vacant position are accumulating in the department's cost center. Should classified salary savings already exist in the cost center, those savings would be tapped first to accommodate OSS temporary clerical support.
  • OSS will provide 20 hours at no charge if the department isn't generating any salary savings from the position, the duties of which OSS has agreed to handle by assigning an OSS employee to the department work site.
Reimbursement cross charge:

$35.00 per hour for classified assistance.

$12.00 per hour for student help.