The Catholic University of America

Definition of Employment Status Policy

Approved by: The President
History: Issued    -- June 1, 1994  
  Revised  -- December 16, 2005  
  Additional History
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Responsible Official: Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer tel. 202-319-5050
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I. Externally Funded Positions

In certain positions that are otherwise classified as "regular, full-time" or "regular, part-time," continuation of employment may be completely dependent upon external funding, and funding of the position may not be supported by regularly budgeted University funds. In such positions, if continued funding is deemed insufficient in the sole judgment of the University, the position may be eliminated and the University will have no obligation to provide another position for the employee.

II. Full-Time Regular Employees

A full-time regular employee is an employee who works an average of at least thirty-five (35) hours during the work week or who, in specifically approved positions, works at least forty (40) hours during the work week. Appointments of full-time regular administrative and professional employees are usually continuous with year to year renewals, subject to the other provisions of University employment policies. Appointments of non-exempt full-time regular employees are expected to be continuous without the requirement of year to year renewal, subject to the other provisions of University employment policies. Full-time regular employees are eligible for University benefits.

III. Full-Time Temporary Employees

A full-time temporary employee is an employee who works an average of at least thirty-five (35) hours during the work week, and whose appointment to the University staff is stipulated at time of employment to be of fewer than six months duration. Temporary employees are not eligible for University benefits.

IV. Part Time Regular Employees
 

A part-time regular employee is an employee who works an average of fewer than thirty-five (35) hours during the work week, but at least twenty (20) hours per week. In specifically approved positions fewer than forty (40) hours during the work week, but at least twenty (20) hours per week, may constitute part-time regular employment. Appointments of administrative and professional part-time regular employees are usually continuous with year to year renewals, subject to the other provisions of University employment policies. Appointments of non-exempt part- time regular employees are expected to be continuous without the requirement of year to year renewal, subject to the other provisions of University employment policies. Part-time regular employees are eligible for University benefits on a pro rata basis.

V. Part Time Temporary Employees

A part-time temporary employee is an employee who works an average of fewer than thirty-five (35) hours during the work week, and whose appointment to the University staff is stipulated at the time of employment to be of fewer than six months duration or whose appointment may be one year or longer but works fewer than twenty (20) hours in a week. Part-time temporary employees may not work more than one thousand (1,000) hours in the first year following the date of hire nor more than 1000 hours in any calendar year. Temporary employees are not eligible for University benefits.

 

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