Staff benefit eligibility is based upon the authorized appointment hours for the employee's position.
- Full-time - Employees who work in established positions that are approved for 35 hours per week or more for at least nine months of the year (a minimum of 1,365 hours per year), employees that have reduced their hours as part of an approved phased retirement arrangement or employees who are hired to specifically share an approved full-time position. Visiting Faculty who teach at least five courses per year and have other administrative responsibilities such as advising may fall into the full-time category.
- Part-time with partial benefits - Employees who work in established positions that have been approved for less than full time, but at least 1,000 hours per year. Faculty who teach at least four courses per year fall into this category. Only certain benefits are provided for employees in these positions.
- Part-time - Employees who work in an ongoing position of less than 1,000 hours/year with only benefits required by law provided (FICA, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance). Employees in this category who are regularly scheduled to work at least 10 hours/week, 9-12 months per year will also receive a parking tag and university I.D. card.
- Casual - Employees who work on an on-call basis only when needed by the University for a specific, limited period of time, generally to meet a short-term (up to six months) staffing need. Only those benefits mandated by law are provided (FICA, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance).