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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Administrative Policy Statement
40.1



Types of University Personnel

(Approved by the Provost and Executive Vice President by authority of Executive Order No. 4 and the Vice President for Human Resources by authority of Executive Order No. 9)



1.  Academic Personnel

This category is comprised of appointees in the following job classifications:

  • Faculty (as defined in the Faculty Code, Chapter 21, Section 21-31).

  • Librarians (as defined in the Librarian Personnel Code).

  • Medical residents (chief, resident, fellow) and senior fellows/trainees.

  • Academic staff (other academic appointees delivering instruction and/or conducting either research or scholarship, such as full-time and part-time Educational Outreach English Language Program Extension Lecturers, but not including academic student employees).

Administration of personnel policies for academic personnel shall be through the Provost and Executive Vice President of the University.

2.  Professional Staff

The professional staff is comprised of employees appointed to positions exempt from the provisions of Chapter 41.06 RCW as described in the University of Washington Professional Staff Program.

The Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for administration of the Professional Staff Program and for the development and administration of other policies governing the employment of the professional staff.

3.  Classified Staff

The Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for development and administration of policies governing the employment of the classified staff.

a.   Contract Classified

The contract classified staff is comprised of employees appointed to positions covered by the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.

The Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for the collective bargaining process and labor contract management for the contract classified staff.

b.   Classified Non-Union

The classified non-union staff is comprised of employees appointed to positions covered by the provisions of Chapter 41.06 RCW and Title 357 WAC.

4.  Temporary Staff

The temporary staff is comprised of employees exempt from the provisions of Chapter 41.06 RCW that meet the temporary employment criteria established in Title 357 WAC.

The Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for the development and administration of policies governing the employment of the temporary staff.

5.  Student Employees

A student employee is a University of Washington student employed in accordance with the provisions established in Employment and Administrative Policies, Chapter 104.

The Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for the development and administration of policies governing the employment of student employees except for those responsibilities that have been delegated to another University officer.

6.  Academic Student Employees

Academic student employees are comprised of employees appointed to positions covered by the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Washington and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), AFL-CIO, and its Local Union 4121.

The Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for the collective bargaining process and labor contract management for academic student employees.

7.  Printing Craft Employees

The printing craft employees are comprised of employees in positions exempt from civil service in accordance with the provisions of RCW 41.06.070 and who are covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Washington and Graphic Communications International Union, Local 767-M, AFL-CIO.

The Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for the collective bargaining process and labor contract management for the printing craft employees.

8.  Other Staff Exempt from Civil Service

This group of employees is comprised of other University of Washington positions that are exempt from civil service in accordance with the provisions of RCW 41.06.070, who are not in the UW Professional Staff Program, and who do not hold an academic appointment.

The Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for the development and administration of policies governing the employment of other civil service exempt staff, except for those responsibilities that have been delegated to another University officer.

March 1981; October 1982; May 2004; July 12, 2010; October 12, 2011.