Employment Status

POLICY STATEMENT


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
  • Temporary
DEFINITIONS


Regular Full-Time Employee: Employed in a full-time (40 hours per week) position and whose position is expected to be active for more than four and one-half months. This full-time status entitles the employee to all University benefits programs.

Regular Part-Time Employee: Employed in a part-time (at least 20 hours, but less than 40 hours per week) position and whose position is expected to be active for more than four and one-half months. This part-time status entitles the employee to the University benefits programs with tuition remission limited to 9 credit hours per fiscal year and major medical and personal leave prorated according to FTE.

Temporary Employee: Employed in a position, not to exceed 29 hours per week and whose position is expected to be active for a period up to, or less than, four and one-half months. Temporary employees are not eligible for the University’s benefits program.

PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES


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.

 

Responsible Office and/or Policy Owner: Office of Human Resources

RELATED DOCUMENTS

 

  • None
STATUS


Active

DATES(S)


Change/Review/Approval Date:

Revised/Approved by Cabinet: 04/16/2018