Staff HR Policy D-732.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Culture

Definition of Employee Categories Policy

The categorization of employee groups is defined below in order to facilitate consistency in communication, personnel and payroll record-keeping systems, classification and compensation, application of benefit programs, and meeting reporting requirements.

  1. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
    Appointed College officers serve at the pleasure of the President, and may report to a Vice President. Not covered under faculty or staff compensation or classification plans. Exempt from provisions of Fair Labor Standards Act. Annually contracted.

  2. FACULTY
    Responsibilities involve instruction and/or other duties closely aligned with academic programs. Exempt from provisions of Fair Labor Standards Act.  Full-time load is determined by the Faculty Load Policy.

    1. Full-time, 12 months, regular appointment - Annually contracted to work three academic semesters per year full-time.  In addition, may accept overload contracts.

    2. Full-time, 9 months, regular appointment - Annually contracted to work two academic semesters (or the equivalent) per year full time.  In addition, may accept overload contracts.

    3. Part-time, 12 months, regular appointment - Annually contracted to work three academic semesters per year, for 50 percent or more of full-time workload.  In addition, may accept overload contracts.

    4. Part-time, 9 months, regular appointment - Annually contracted to work two academic semesters per year, for 50 percent or more of full-time workload.  In addition, may accept overload contracts.

    5. Adjunct  - Contracted each semester on a contact-hours-taught basis to fill specific instructional needs, up to twenty-four contact hours during the academic year.  Not subject to faculty career plan; consistent pay levels are established administratively.  No guarantee of continuing employment.

    6. Temporary - Contracted to fill a short-term need for faculty for a specified period of time, or to replace a regular faculty member on leave.  May be paid at an appropriate step on the faculty career plan.

  3. ADMINISTRATIVE OR PROFESSIONAL STAFF
    Responsibilities are primarily administrative or professional.  Position is classified in the Classification and Compensation Plan except where noted below.  Exempt from provisions of Fair Labor Standards Act; not eligible for overtime premium pay; paid weekly salary rather than hourly wage.

    1. Full-time, regular - Annually contracted or scheduled to work at least 80 hours biweekly for 52 weeks.

    2. Full-time, limited - Annually contracted or scheduled to work at least 80 hours biweekly for less than 52 weeks but at least 35 weeks per year.  May be subject to fill in for other positions to meet staffing requirements.

    3. Part-time, regular - Scheduled or contracted on an annual basis to work less than 80 hours but at least 40 hours biweekly for 52 weeks per year.  May be subject to fill in for other positions to meet staffing requirements.

    4. Part-time, limited - Scheduled or contracted on an annual basis to work less than 80 hours but at least 40 hours biweekly, for less than 52 but at least 35 weeks per year.  May be subject to fill in for other positions to meet staffing requirements.

    5. Supplemental - Assist the College in a variety of capacities, such as filling in for an absent staff member, assisting with a special project or at peak times, or helping an area maintain its regular service level.  Supplemental employees are limited to work no more than 1,500 hours per fiscal year.  They are members of the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS), but are not eligible for other benefit programs.  Supplemental employees are not placed in the Classification and Compensation Plan; pay levels are established administratively.  The employment relationship is at-will, and can be ended at any time by either the employee or the College for any reason, with or without notice.

    6. Temporary - Contracted or scheduled to fill a short-term need for a specified period of time, or to replace a regular employee on leave.  Is not placed in the Classification and Compensation Plan; consistent pay rates are established administratively.  If substituting in a regular position, the pay rate will be at least the minimum of the salary range of the regular position.

  4. TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL
    Responsibilities are technical or paraprofessional in nature.  Position is classified in the Classification and Compensation Plan except where noted below.  Exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act; not eligible for overtime premium pay.

    1. Full-time, regular - Annually contracted or scheduled to work at least 80 hours biweekly for 52 weeks.

    2. Full-time, limited - Annually contracted or scheduled to work at least 80 hours biweekly for less than 52 weeks but at least 35 weeks per year.  May be subject to fill in for other positions to meet staffing requirements.

    3. Part-time, regular - Scheduled or contracted on an annual basis to work less than 80 hours but at least 40 hours biweekly for 52 weeks per year.  May be subject to fill in for other positions to meet staffing requirements.

    4. Part-time, limited - Scheduled or contracted on an annual basis to work less than 80 hours but at least 40 hours biweekly, for less than 52 but at least 35 weeks per year.  May be subject to fill in for other positions to meet staffing requirements.

    5. Supplemental - Assist the College in a variety of capacities, such as filling in for an absent staff member, assisting with a special project or at peak times, or helping an area maintain its regular service level.  Supplemental employees are limited to work no more than 1,500 hours per fiscal year.  They are members of the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS), but are not eligible for other benefit programs.  Supplemental employees are not placed in the Classification and Compensation Plan; pay levels are established administratively.  The employment relationship is at-will, and can be ended at any time by either the employee or the College for any reason, with or without notice.

    6. Temporary - Contracted or scheduled to fill a short-term need for a specified period of time, or to replace a regular employee on leave.  Is not placed in the Classification and Compensation Plan; consistent pay rates are established administratively.  If substituting in a regular position, the pay rate will be at least the minimum of the salary range of the regular position.

  5. SUPPORT STAFF
    Responsibilities involve a supporting role to the College's administrative or academic functions.  Position is classified in the Classification and Compensation Plan except where noted below.  Non-exempt and covered by provisions of Fair Labor Standards Act; eligible for overtime premium pay for hours worked over 40 in a work week.

    1. Full-time, regular - Annually contracted or scheduled to work at least 75 hours biweekly for 52 weeks.

    2. Full-time, limited - Annually appointed or scheduled to work at least 75 hours biweekly for less than 52 weeks but at least 35 weeks per year.  May be subject to fill in for other positions to meet staffing requirements.

    3. Part-time, regular - Scheduled or contracted on an annual basis to work less than 75 hours but at least 37.5 hours biweekly for 52 weeks per year.  May be subject to fill in for other positions to meet staffing requirements.

    4. Part-time, limited - Scheduled or contracted on an annual basis to work less than 75 hours but at least 37 hours biweekly, for less than 52 but at least 35 weeks per year.  May be subject to fill in for other positions to meet staffing requirements.

    5. Supplemental - Assist the College in a variety of capacities, such as filling in for an absent staff member, assisting with a special project or at peak times, or helping an area maintain its regular service level.  Supplemental employees are limited to work no more than 1,500 hours per fiscal year.  They are members of the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS), but are not eligible for other benefit programs.  Supplemental employees are not placed in the Classification and Compensation Plan; pay levels are established administratively.  The employment relationship is at-will, and can be ended at any time by either the employee or the College for any reason, with or without notice.

    6. Temporary - Contracted or scheduled to fill a short-term need for a specified period of time, or to replace a regular employee on leave.  Is not placed in the Classification and Compensation Plan; consistent pay rates are established administratively.  If substituting in a regular position, the pay rate will be at least the minimum of the salary range of the regular position.

  6. MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL/SERVICE
    Duties are of a skilled-trade, maintenance, service, or custodial nature.  Non-exempt and covered by provisions of Fair Labor Standards Act.  Covered under terms and conditions of the Labor Agreement (collective bargaining agreement).

    Full-time - Annually contracted or scheduled to work at least 80 hours biweekly for 52 weeks.

STUDENT EMPLOYEE
A part-time employee who is enrolled in and regularly attending classes at NMC.  The student's primary purpose for being at NMC is to further his/her education.  Student employment is temporary and incidental to the pursuit of an education.  The employment relationship is at-will, and can be ended at any time by either the employee or the College for any reason, with or without notice.  Student employees work 20 hours per week or less; may work up to 40 hours per week during semester breaks and summer.

To be eligible for student employment in a semester, the student must be enrolled at least half time during that semester (minimum NMC academic credits:  6 for fall; 6 for spring; 3 for summer).



Reviewed and Revised on 1/12/10

Authorized on 3/17/06

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