It is the intent of this University to clarify the definitions of employment classifications so that employees understand their employment status and benefit eligibility. These classifications do not guarantee employment for any specified period of time. Accordingly, the right to terminate the employment relationship at will at any time is retained by both the employee and Delta State University.
The employment status of DSU employees is normally defined in one of the following categories:
· Regular Full-Time
· Regular Part-Time
Regular Full-Time: Employees who are regularly scheduled to work one-half time or more (50% time or greater) and whose positions are expected to be active for more than four and one-half months.
Regular Part-Time: Employees who are regularly scheduled for less than one-half time (49% time or less) and whose positions are expected to be active for more than four and one-half months.
Temporary: Employees who are regularly scheduled to work full-time or part-time and whose positions are expected to be active for a period up to, but less than, four and one-half months.
Employees may be hired on a seasonal basis or on an emergency basis to meet unexpected needs. These employees may be hired in any of the categories listed above.