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POL 5.345 Definition and Description of Employee Categories

The definitions of employee categories are provided to facilitate consistency in communications, personnel and payroll record systems, classification and compensation, application of benefit programs, and to meet reporting requirements.

Note:  Provisions governed by The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Grievance, and Disciplinary procedures, the application of “Just Cause” and “At Will” provisions to a particular position, involuntary termination of employment, and reduction in force procedures are found in other policies and the particular position descriptions and employment contracts.

These provisions are general and in the event of a conflict between these provisions and a specific provision in a contract, position description, or other policy, the specific provision will prevail.

ADMINISTRATORS
Administrators are employees who have been provided with a specific written contract to perform administrative functions for the college.  These employees include the president, the chief business and financial officer, the academic deans, the chief student services officer, and any other executive position as may be recommended by the president and authorized by the board of trustees.

Benefit Level A is applicable (reference Appendix A)

FACULTY
Employees under written contract to perform the teaching and academic support functions of the college.  Responsibilities involve instruction and/or other duties closely aligned with academic programs, requiring an advanced degree or professional certification.

FULL-TIME
The terms and conditions of employment of the full-time faculty are governed by the Faculty Master Agreement.

Benefit Level B is applicable (reference Appendix A)

PART-TIME
The terms and conditions are governed by the individual written contract between the college and the part-time faculty employee.

Benefit Level C is applicable (reference Appendix A)

[Note: Part-time faculty assigned a teaching load of less than 12 contact hours but at least 80% of the defined workload of a full-time faculty member in their discipline for both fall and winter semesters of enrollment shall be eligible for medical benefits of the full-time faculty members.]

TEMPORARY FACULTY
Temporary faculty are contracted to fill a short term need for a specified period of time, not to exceed one year.  For example, to replace a faculty member on leave or to participate in a specific project.  The duration of a temporary full-time faculty position is governed by Article XV (D) of the Faculty Master Agreement.

Benefit Level B is applicable to a temporary full-time faculty position (reference Appendix A)
Benefit Level C is applicable to a temporary part-time faculty position (reference Appendix A)

PROFESSIONAL/SUPERVISORY STAFF
Professional or supervisory duties comprise the majority of the functions of the employees in this category.

FULL-TIME, REGULAR SCHEDULE
This employee is provided an annual schedule or a written contract to perform assigned duties on a salaried basis.

Benefit Level E is applicable (reference Appendix A)

FULL-TIME, LIMITED SCHEDULE
Scheduled on an annual basis or provided a written contract to perform assigned duties on a salaried basis for a defined portion of the fiscal year of less than 52 weeks.

Benefit Level F is applicable (reference Appendix A)

PART-TIME, LIMITED SCHEDULE
Scheduled on an annual basis to work on a pro-rated salaried basis for not more than 65 hours biweekly for a defined portion of the fiscal year of less than 52 weeks.

Benefit Level G is applicable (reference Appendix A)

TEMPORARY
Temporary professional/supervisory employees are provided a written contract on a salaried basis to fill a short term need for a specified period of time, not to exceed one year per contract.

Benefit Level I is applicable (reference Appendix A)

HOURLY SUPPORT STAFF
Responsibilities involve a supporting role to the college’s administrative, academic, or operational functions.  The terms and conditions of employment may be governed by a negotiated labor agreement (termed The Agreement).  The college custodial, maintenance, grounds, and utility staff are so governed.

FULL-TIME, REGULAR SCHEDULE
Scheduled on an annual basis to work 80 hours biweekly for 52 weeks.

Benefit Level D is applicable (reference Appendix A)

FULL-TIME, LIMITED SCHEDULE
Scheduled on an annual basis to work 80 hours biweekly for a defined portion of the fiscal year of less than 52 weeks.

Benefit Level F is applicable (reference Appendix A)

PART-TIME, REGULAR SCHEDULE
Scheduled on an annual basis to work not more than 65 hours biweekly.

Benefit Level G is applicable (reference Appendix A)

TEMPORARY
Temporary hourly support staff are scheduled to fill a short term need for a specified period of time or for a specific project, not to exceed one year.

Benefit Level I is applicable (reference Appendix A)

PARAPROFESSIONAL
Duties are to provide a supporting role to the college’s academic functions

FULL-TIME, REGULAR SCHEDULE
Scheduled on an annual basis to work 80 hours biweekly for 52 weeks.

Benefit Level E is applicable (reference Appendix A)

FULL-TIME, LIMITED SCHEDULE
Scheduled on an annual basis to work 80 hours biweekly for a defined portion of the fiscal year of less than 52 weeks

Benefit Level J is applicable (reference Appendix A)

PART-TIME, REGULAR SCHEDULE
Scheduled on an annual basis to work not more than 65 hours biweekly

Benefit Level K is applicable (reference Appendix A)

PART-TIME, LIMITED SCHEDULE
Scheduled on an annual basis to work not more than 65 hours biweekly for a defined portion of the fiscal year of less than 52 weeks

Benefit Level K is applicable (reference Appendix A)

TEMPORARY
Scheduled to fill a short term need for a specified period of time.  For example, to replace an employee on temporary leave or to complete a specific project.  Appointment is usually for one semester or less, although appointment may extend to one year.

Benefit Level I is applicable (reference Appendix A)

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Special projects are tasks of a short-term, supplemental, or non-routine nature.  Benefits remain those of the employee’s regular position, if any.

No supplemental benefit level is applicable.

STUDENT EMPLOYEE
Students may be eligible for part-time hourly employment under the terms and conditions of a state or federal work study program.  Eligibility is determined by the rules of the work study program.  There are no supplemental benefits unless established by the state or federal program and any such benefits are limited to those established in the particular program.

OTHER CONTRACTUAL
Authorized positions not fitting into one of the above categories will be filled by written contract not to exceed one year in duration.

Benefit Level I is applicable (reference Appendix A)

Adopted July 8, 1993

Revised January 21, 2010

APPENDIX A

Ben. Level Just Cause Contract Med Benefit Vac. Days Bus Days Sick Days Ber. Leave Unlim. Tuition Free Courses One Tuition Free Course per Sem. Retirement
A While under contract x x 24/yr 3/yr 17/yr 3/occur x MPSERS OR ORP
B From date of hire x x 2-3/yr 10-12/yr 3/occur x MPSERS OR ORP
C x Prorated 3/occur x MPSERS
D After probation x 10-20/yr* 3/yr 12/yr 3/occur x MPSERS
E After probation x 15-22/yr* 3/yr 12/yr 3/occur x MPSERS
F After probation x Prorated Prorated Prorated 3/occur x MPSERS
G After probation Prorated 3/occur x MPSERS
H After probation MPSERS
I x Per contract Per contract Per contract Per contract 3/occur Per contract Per contract MPSERS
J After probation x Prorated Prorated Prorated 3/occur x MPSERS
K After probation Prorated 3/occur x MPSERS

*Prorated based on years of service