Maine Revised Statutes

§1903. Procedure

The employment of students enrolled in cooperative education programs in approved colleges, universities or institutes in the State of Maine is hereby authorized. Appropriate department, agency or institution heads may employ such students through the use of funds resulting from unfilled positions in their personal services budgets. [1975, c. 211, (NEW).]

Each student must be approved by the institution he attends and the agency, department or institution head. [1975, c. 211, (NEW).]

Appropriate department, agency or institution heads may request the employment of cooperative education students on a form provided by the Bureau of Human Resources. Approval by the Director of Human Resources and the State Budget Officer will constitute approval for a student to be employed. Only cooperative education programs that require full-time employment for a period of not less than 10 weeks shall be included. Cooperative education students will be classified as project employees and will be governed by all policies and entitled to all rights and privileges afforded such employees, except that they shall be paid at the prevailing minimum wage. [1985, c. 785, Pt. B, §33 (AMD).]

The restrictions regarding full-time employment and payment at minimum wage shall not apply to the cooperative education support program between the Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Maine System for the training of psychologists. [1985, c. 779, §20 (AMD); 1995, c. 560, Pt. K, §82 (AMD); 1995, c. 560, Pt. K, §83 (AFF); 2001, c. 354, §3 (AMD); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV).]

1975, c. 211, (NEW). 1975, c. 766, §4 (AMD). 1983, c. 580, §1 (AMD). 1985, c. 779, §20 (AMD). 1985, c. 785, §B33 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §K82 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §K83 (AFF). 2001, c. 354, §3 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV).