15.1 To a Higher Position. The employing official may temporarily assign a regular monthly employee the duties and responsibilities of a higher-level class for up to one (1) year. Such appointments shall be made in increments of no more than six (6) months.
The employee shall be paid at the salary step which represents at least a two (2) step increase over the present salary. Such increase shall be effective the first day of the assignment when approved as higher level duties and responsibilities by the Director of Human Resources Operations.
15.2 Other Assignments. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, duties assigned an employee shall be consistent with the overall class concept of the employee's job classification.15.3 Temporary Appointment. Temporary appointment may be made only to (a) perform work in the absence of an employee on leave for more than six (6) consecutive months or (b) perform work which does not exceed one thousand fifty (1050) hours in any twelve (12) consecutive month period. At the conclusion of a temporary appointment a permanent employee shall have the right to revert to his/her former position or to an equivalent position. No temporary appointment shall take the place of employees laid-off due to lack of work or lack of funds.
15.4 Fixed Duration Appointments. Appointments for a fixed duration may be made for assignments initially intended to be for more than one thousand fifty (1050) hours, but for no more than twelve (12) consecutive months. Consecutive appointments that total more than twelve (12) consecutive months will not be made for the same assignment. The filling of fixed duration appointments will be determined by the University. Individuals hired under this section will receive written notification of the maximum length of the appointment and the eligibility for benefits. Conclusion of the appointment will be at the discretion of the University, including termination of appointment prior to its originally intended expiration date, and will not be subject to Articles 4 (Grievance Procedure) and 17 (Seniority, Layoff, Rehire) of the contract. Fixed duration appointments will not be made to replace current bargaining unit employees nor to do the work of any bargaining unit employee who has been laid off. Fixed duration appointments may only be used to fill leave-of-absences and/or temporary projects; they may not be used to fill permanent positions. Time worked in a fixed duration appointment will count towards seniority for employees who are appointed to a regular monthly position represented by Local 925 without a break in service. Employees on a fixed duration appointment will be considered non-bargaining unit applicants when applying for regular monthly bargaining unit positions.
(a) An individual appointed to a Fixed Duration Appointment who is hired into the same job, in the same unit through open recruitment will have their Fixed Duration Appointment months of service apply toward their probationary period for that position.
(b) Employees recruited into positions under section (a) who have worked in the Fixed Duration Appointment six (6) months or longer will be considered to have completed their probationary period and all months of service under that Fixed Duration Appointment (including extensions) will count toward their seniority.