At SOS, our top priority is your success.

Most assignments filled are clerical/office positions.  On occasion, we fill job orders for non-clerical positions, such as food service workers, movers, electricians, carpenters, etc.  Assignment length varies depending on the needs of the department, and can range from a few days to weeks or months.  Assignments can unexpectedly end, or be extended, and there is no limit to the duration.

Due to a variety of variables (your skills and experience, departmental needs, and number of available assignments), we cannot guarantee steady, consistent, employment.   Some assignments allow for flexible work hours, which has been beneficial for retirees and individuals interested in part time work. 

Our Temp-to-Hire program provides you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and abilities as a SOS temp, with the potential for regular employment.  Inform us if you are interested in benefit-eligible employment so we can consider you for temp-to-hire positions.  If you are selected for a regular position, a two week notice is required.  We also encourage SOS employees to continue applying for other positions.

If you are a University employee in layoff status, layoff benefits remain intact while employed with SOS.  However, you will continue to be responsible for your staff benefits contribution.

All new hires, rehires and transfers to new departments are subject to criminal background checks.  Eligibility for employment is contingent on the background check results.

Temps are paid biweekly on Wednesdays.  Pay rates vary depending on your skills and the duties of the job order. Most assignments pay between $10 and $13 per hour.  If you fail to submit hours by the end of the pay period, your pay will be processed the following payroll period (two weeks later).

SOS Temps are classified as non-regular employees and are therefore non-benefit eligible.  Non-regular employees do not qualify for accrual of paid time off for vacation and sick leave and there is no holiday pay, medical insurance, or educational assistance.

SOS Temporary Staffing offers its employees the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities via Percipio and the Division of Information TechnologyExternal Link.  Active temps can refine their skills in widely used programs such as PeopleSoft Financials, PeopleSoft Human Resources, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and much more.