Rains Frequently Asked Questions 

*RA in the content below stands for Rains Assistant

I submitted my Rains application, when will I be notified of approval? 
Rains applications are reviewed by cohort. Application review times are dependent on their submission date. Additional information regarding review deadlines can be found on the Rains website.

Where is the student application 
As of AY 2019-2020, students no longer need to apply as part of the hiring process for Rains. All hiring and administrative processes for Rains RAs are the responsibility of the faculty. 

What is the pay rate for my RA?
Please see here for the updated LMU student employment hourly rate.

Can I hire a student as an RA if they are already hired as a graduate assistant in another department?

If the student is already a graduate assistant in another department, they may be hired as an RA IF they are indeed a GA and not another Rains Assistant.

Can I hire more than one RA?
Faculty may hire more than one RA, however we do not recommend hiring more than two. Note that hiring multiple RAs requires the faculty award and respective hours to be split between the students. The allocation of hours between the students is entirely the faculty's prerogative. 

I know that LMU has moved to Workday. How do I hire my student?
Please use the Rains Workday Hiring Instructions.

Workday is confusing! Can you provide more information and screenshots on how  to hire?
Yes! Please see the slides from the Rains Hiring Workshop

I did not use my Rains funds during the term that I was notified of approval, can I still use them?
Rains funds roll over between terms within an Academic Year (Summer-Fall-Spring). Please note that the academic year is Summer-Spring.

I wanted to hire this student for x amount of hours. Should I enter the number of hours for award amount in the SEA?

LMU's new platform, Workday, requires the award amount in funds. Faculty would need to indicate the dollar amount equivalent of the x amount of hours for the specified award amount.