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Article 6 Temporary Appointments

Section 1. Hiring Procedures

An individual who is interviewed for a temporary or supplemental appointment shall be informed of the nature of the position as described below. Temporary or supplemental appointments do not have the same rights and benefits as continuing appointments.

At the time of hire, an employee on a temporary or supplemental appointment shall be notified in writing of the temporary or supplemental nature of his/her position. The notification shall include the duration of the appointment and shall be given to the employee with a copy to the appropriate Human Resources Department. Upon request, the Union shall be provided a list of employees on temporary posted and temporary no post positions, including the employees’ work locations and length of service in the temporary position.

Section 2. Determination of Temporary Positions

If at the time a position is filled the work is expected to last more than one (1) year, the job will be posted and filled as a continuing position. Items that will be taken into consideration will include:

  1. The history of the work of the position;
  2. The job series in which the duties have been performed;
  3. Whether substantive changes have been made in the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Section 3. Types of Appointments and Associated Rights

  1. Supplemental Positions.

    1. Definition: Supplemental positions are those positions which are hourly positions with no designated percentage appointment, recognized under Article 2, Recognition, Section 1. These employees work schedules that are variable, intermittent, or on-call.
    2. Rights: An employee with this type of appointment shall not have the same rights as an employee on a Temporary (Section 3B) or continuing appointment. A supplemental employee may be terminated at any time. Such an employee:

      1. does not serve probation;
      2. does not accrue seniority, unless s/he is appointed to a temporary posted or continuing position within four (4) months of his/her last day of work of a calendar month in which the employee has worked at least 35% of the full time hours available, in which case seniority shall be credited for the hours worked in the supplemental position back to the date of hire, or the employee moves to a supplemental position from a continuing or temporary posted position, and then returns to a continuing or posted temporary position, in which case seniority shall be credited for the hours worked in the supplemental position.
      3. does not have just cause rights.
      4. does not have layoff rights.
      5. does not accrue vacation/sick leave or other benefits.
  2. Temporary Posted

    1. Definition: Temporary posted positions are posted positions with a designated percentage appointment of 36% or greater and a set term with an expected duration of up to a maximum of one (1) year.
    2. Extensions: A Temporary posted appointment may be extended beyond one (1) year without posting where such an extension is a result of continuing disability, pregnancy leave, or other approved leaves of absence where the Employer expects the return of the employee holding the original appointment. Otherwise, if a Temporary (posted) appointment is extended beyond one (1) year the position must be posted as a continuing position.
    3. Rights: An employee with this type of appointment is hired for a maximum of one (1) year at 36% time or greater on a set percentage time appointment and shall not have the same rights as an employee on a continuing appointment. These positions must be posted in accordance with Article 5, Recruitment and Employment. (Applications of Temporary (posted) appointments occur in Article 25, Layoff and Recall, and Article 7, Probation.) Based on the percentage of the appointment, such an employee:

      1. 36% - 49%

        1. does not receive health insurance.
        2. does not accrue vacation and sick leave.
        3. does not have bumping rights.
        4. does have just cause rights once probation is passed.
        5. does have layoff list and recall rights within applicable definition of layoff and appointment type after passing probation.
        6. does serve a probationary period.
        7. does accrue seniority.
      2. 50% - 74%

        1. does not receive health insurance, but employee may self-pay.
        2. does accrue vacation and sick leave.
        3. does not have bumping rights.
        4. does have just cause rights once probation is passed.
        5. does have layoff list and recall rights within applicable definition of layoff and appointment type after passing probation.
        6. does serve a probationary period.
        7. does accrue seniority.
      3. 75% - 100%

        1. does not have bumping rights.
        2. does receive health insurance in accordance with Article 20.
        3. does accrue vacation and sick leave.
        4. does have just cause rights once probation is passed.
        5. does have layoff list and recall rights within applicable definition of layoff and appointment type after passing probation.
        6. does serve a probationary period.
        7. does accrue seniority.
  3. Temporary No Post

    1. Definition: Temporary no-post positions are positions of 36% time or greater which do not have a set term and are expected to be six (6) months or less in duration.
    2. Extensions: If a Temporary (no post) appointment is extended beyond six (6) months, unless the extension is due to continuing disability, pregnancy leave, or other approved leaves of absence where the Employer expects the return of the employee holding the original appointment, the position must be posted either as a Temporary (posted) or as a continuing position. If the individual hired for a posted position is the individual who served in the initial position, s/he shall begin a probationary period upon the second date of hire and shall be granted seniority retroactive from the date of initial hire into the Temporary (no post) position, upon successful completion of a six (6) month probationary period.
    3. Rights: An employee with this type of appointment is hired for a maximum of six (6) months or less for 36% or greater time on a set percentage time appointment and shall not have the same rights as an employee on a Temporary (posted) or continuing appointment. Such an employee may be terminated at any time. Based on the percentage of the appointment, such an employee:

      1. 36% - 49%

        1. does not serve probation.
        2. does not accrue seniority.
        3. does not have just cause rights.
        4. does not have layoff rights.
        5. does not receive health insurance.
        6. does not accrue vacation or sick leave.
        7. does not have bumping rights.
      2. 50% - 74%

        1. does not serve probation.
        2. does not accrue seniority.
        3. does not have just cause rights.
        4. does not have layoff rights.
        5. does not receive health insurance, but employee may self-pay.
        6. does accrue vacation and sick leave.
        7. does not have bumping rights.
      3. 75% - 100%

        1. does not serve probation.
        2. does not accrue seniority.
        3. does not have just cause rights.
        4. does not have layoff rights.
        5. does not have bumping rights.
        6. does receive health insurance in accordance with Article 20.
        7. does accrue vacation and sick leave.