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Limited Duration & Temporary Hourly Appointment Types


Staff Appointment Types

The following table provides an overview of appointments that are limited duration or temporary, and links to related hiring and policy information. Contact your unit's Human Resources Consultant if you have questions about these types of appointments.

Type of Appointment  Description  Job Code or Assignment Title Work Limitations Monthly/Hrly.
Paid
Overtime Eligible Benefits Eligible Appt
Extension
Direct Hire Temporary Hourly Appointment1 Short-term staffing, project work, workload peaks, occasional, limited ongoing work Job Codes 2000- 8999, and job code 1863 (temp staff helper) 950 hours during 12 months from OTED2 or OTED anniversary

950 limit does not apply to per diem registered nurses 2 and 3 at HMC and UWMC, and to ocean-going classifications in the College of the Environment
Hourly Yes Determined by Benefits based on appt details and employee's UW work history Departmentally managed using Temp Extension Tool.
UTemp Staffing-provided Temporary Employee Short-term staffing, project work, workload peaks, occasional, limited ongoing work UTemp Staffing defines assignment and job codes - 1822-1826. Codes are for UTemp Staffing use only 950 hours during 12 months from OTED3 or OTED anniversary Hourly Yes Determined by Benefits based on appt details and employee's UW work history Requested through and managed by UTemp Staffing.
Fixed Duration Appointment Project or leave of absence replacement of more than 6 months and not more than 12 months Employing unit selects the bargaining unit job code that matches the job duties. HR reviews and approves Only for SEIU 925 and WFSE bargaining unit classifications. Must be more than 6 months and less than 12 months Monthly Depends on classification of position but generally yes Yes Departmentally managed, but appointment must not exceed 12 months
Professional Staff Temporary Limited-Term Appointments Short-term staffing, project work, workload peaks that meet professional staff exemption criteria Job Code 1850. Compensation determines min salary based upon market minimums for comparable work Appointments of less than 6 months and/or less than 20 hours per week. Hourly Yes Determined by Benefits based on appt details and employee's UW work history Requested through and approved by Compensation
Professional Staff Project Appointment Short-term staffing, project work, workload peaks that meet professional staff exemption criteria Job codes:
1650 for OT exempt, grades 5-10;
1655 for OT exempt,
grades 11-14;
9650 for OT eligible

Compensation determines job code for monthly-paid project appointments based on the scope of the job and FLSA exemption criteria. Compensation determines min. salary based on market minimum for comparable work.
Appointments of 6 to 9 months at 20 or more hours per week, normally limited to a max of 9 months.

Project appointments likely to exceed 9 months should be treated as regular professional staff appointments.
Monthly As assigned by Compensation Yes Requested through and approved by Compensation

1Direct hire temporary hourly employees may be covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. See Temporary Employment - Union Representation.

2OTED (Original Temporary Employment Date): Temporary hourly employees may work a maximum of 950 hours (excluding overtime) in the current 12-month period, which begins with the employee's original date of temporary employment or the anniversary of that date. (If the original date of temporary employment was prior to October 1, 1989, then October 1 is used as the anniversary date. The OTED does not change even if a temporary hourly employee leaves UW employment and later returns to accept another temporary hourly appointment with the same or a different department.)

3Appointments working less than 20 hours per week may be established for periods of up to one year, with extension for longer periods possible

Student Appointment Types

Employment of UW and non-UW higher education students in the job titles listed below is subject to the employment eligibility and compensation requirements that are described on the Student Employment & Student Employee Compensation webpage.

Job Code Title Overtime Covered Usage Appt
Extension
0872 Student Assistant Exception Yes This is an exception pay category requiring approval as described on the Student Employment and Compensation webpage. Departmentally managed
0875 Student Assistant Yes General student employment performing a variety of support tasks. Departmentally managed
1836 Student Assistant - Non-UW higher education work study student Yes Only available to employ a non-UW higher education student who is in an authorized work study program at another higher education institution. Duration of appointment is set by the length of the work study awards. Departmentally managed
0884 Nursing Tech UW Student Yes Only available to employ UW nursing students who perform selected nursing duties under supervision. Contact your Nursing Personnel/Recruitment team
1835 Nursing Tech - Non-UW Nursing Student Yes Only available to employ nursing students at other schools who perform selected nursing duties under supervision. Contact your Nursing Personnel/Recruitment team
0890 ASUW/Appointee No Only available for ASUW Appointments Departmentally managed

Academic Student Employees

For information about employment practices for Academic Student Employees - Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, and certain other student job titles not listed above - see the contract between the UW and the United Auto Workers (UAW).