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Earnings Type & Description

Earnings Type When Is It Used? Employment Type(s)/Limitations How Calculated / FTE / How Initiated


Grad Student Appointment w/Benefits

(No Social Security taxes deducted)

Monthly payment to a UW Graduate Student when the appointment is greater than 50%

Exempt from Social Security taxes when credits taken are equal to or greater than 5.

(See GSO if credits fall below 5.)

Graduate Student

No limitations within designated employment types.

Salary x %


Department - OPUS

UW payroll computer system automatically changes GSA to GSO when credits taken are below the limit.