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Unclassified Appointments

Unclassified Appointment Types and Position Types-Chart


Regular Unclassified Appointments

  • "Regular" means the employee is being appointed to a regular budgeted position.
  • Regular faculty appointments may be either for the academic year (nine months) or for the fiscal year (12 months).
  • All initial regular appointments must have a contract indicating probationary, regular or tenured.
  • New contract needed for regular appointments when changes are made to FTE or salary if not done at beginning of fiscal year for 12 month or academic year for 9-month employees.
  • Regular employees are benefit eligible when employed .5 FTE or more.
  • All 12-month regular employees accrue sick and vacation leave.
  • All 9-month regular employees accrue sick leave

Term Unclassified Appointments

  • "Term" means the employee is being appointed to a regular budgeted or non-budgeted position
  • Term faculty appointments may be either for the academic year (nine months) or for the fiscal year (12 months)
  • All term appointments and reappointments require a term contract
  • New contract is required for term appointments with any change of conditions (FTE, length, salary)
  • Persons on term appointments are benefits-eligible.

Temporary Unclassified Appointments

  • "Temporary" means the employee is being appointed to a temporary non-budgeted position.
  • Employees in temporary positions are never benefit eligible.
  • Temporary appointments must be less than .5 FTE or for no more than 90 days if .5 FTE or greater.
  • No contract is required on temporary appointments
  • End of appointment date must be entered on the Appointment Form (PER-38) (pdf) on temporary employees.
  • 12 month temporary appointments can start any time but must end 12 months from appointment or earlier. If they begin with fiscal year, they will end with the fiscal year.
  • 9 month temporary appointments can start any time but must end 9 months from appointment or earlier. If they begin at academic year, they will end with the academic year.
  • Benefits/Entitlements Summary for Students and Temporary Positions (pdf)
  • Employment Summary Sheet for Students and Temporary Positions (pdf)

Reappointments

  • Appointment Form (PER-38) (pdf) must be submitted for temporary reappointments with a break in service, along with a new contract for those employees on .5 FTE or more for more than 90 days.
  • Reappointments without a break in service are to be submitted on the Change or Separation Form (PER-39) (pdf), along with a new contract for those employees on .5 FTE or more for more than 90 days.
  • No contract is required for reappointments of less than 90 days of .5 FTE or more, but two consecutive reappointments of this nature will require a contract.

Adjunct Appointments

  • Adjunct appointments are made for the benefit of the University to allow people from outside the University to contribute to its academic program.
  • Adjunct appointments are usually without compensation.
  • A letter of approval from the Provost must accompany the employee data sheet when submitting to Human Resources.

Summer Appointments

  • 9-month regular (budgeted) employees are placed on involuntary leave without pay during the summer pay periods on their original employment record.
  • They may have a summer school and/or summer appointment, which will be processed on an employment record 10 (summer school) or a record 11 or greater (summer appointment)
  • 9-month temporary (non-budgeted) employees in benefit eligible positions are placed on voluntary leave without pay during the summer pay periods unless printed in the budget the following fall semester.
  • They may or may not have summer school and/or summer appointments.
  • For more information please refer to the Transactions Guidelines and Procedures for Summer.