Employment Policies (HR-100)
HR-101 Employee Status
Administrative, Service and Support employees are designated as regular, nonregular or per diem. Only those employees designated as regular status are eligible to participate in the University's benefit programs.
The following provisions defining regular, nonregular and per diem employee are in effect for all administrative, service and support employees, unless specifically exempted by policy.
- Regular Employee: A regular employee is an Administrative, Service and Support staff member expected to work at least 75 percent FTE with an indicated appointment duration of at least nine months. Service credit under the UM retirement program requires a minimum of 1500 hours worked per year.
- Nonregular Employee: A nonregular employee is an Administrative, Service and Support staff member whose appointment does not qualify for regular employee status as defined. Employees may be reappointed beyond the initial appointment, but in no instance may a nonregular employee work 1500 hours per year, (September 1 to August 31).
- Per Diem Employee: A per diem employee is an Administrative, Service and Support employee whose appointment is not a part of an operating unit's regular work schedule; and is scheduled to work only on an "as needed" basis. Work may be scheduled prospectively but should be considered as "elected" by the employee. Due to the nature of such an appointment, the employee may work as many hours as he/she elects, as approved by the University, without becoming eligible for University benefit programs. Such an employee is not extended benefits or rights of University employment policies for regular employees and may be excluded from future service at any time. Per diem employees are provided an hourly rate of pay following approved rate schedule(s). In all such per diem designations, approval is required by the Vice President for Human Resources.
Benefit Eligible Employees
- All regular employees are benefit eligible. All nonregular and per diem employees are not eligible for benefits.
- An employee may not accumulate multiple appointments to attain regular status.
- In the event that an employee with an initial benefit eligible appointment is changed to an appointment of 75 percent FTE or greater, but less than nine (9) months in duration, the employee will continue to be considered benefit eligible.
- Individual salaries must be commensurate with FTE.
- An employing unit is prohibited from requiring a benefit eligible employee to forego benefit entitlement as a condition of employment. Employing unit(s) may not create multiple appointments within the unit(s) to avoid employee benefit eligibility.
- Individuals who are working at UM through an exchange program, visiting scholars program, or other similar program, in which the individual is receiving compensation from another institution and not from UM, are not to be considered benefit eligible.
Student titles are not benefit eligible and are listed in HR-204 Position Titles. To be eligible for a student title, an individual must be enrolled at the University of Missouri. Enrollment in the summer session is not required as long as the student was enrolled in the winter semester and is pre-enrolled for the fall semester. A student employee's association with the University must primarily relate to the pursuit of an academic program. Employment in his/her field of study is not required as an undergraduate student but may be required for graduate assistantship appointments.
Date Created: 9/26/97
Last Updated: 01/01/2005