REG 05.05.02 – Temporary Employment

Authority: Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

History: First Issued: October 1, 2002.

Additional References:
University Targeted Staffing

Contact Info: Assistant Director for Employment Services (919-515-2135)

1. Purpose

1.1 A temporary appointment may be made for a limited term, normally not to exceed three to six months. A longer appointment may be requested but a temporary appointment will not, under any circumstances, exceed 12 consecutive months.

2. Procedures

2.1. The department may independently secure temporary employees or request a temporary employee through University Temporary Service to assist with workload created by vacant positions, vacations, surges in workload, etc.

Temporary employees must be paid on the bi-weekly payroll through the NCSU payroll system. Salaries above the mid-point of the appropriate salary grade require Human Resources approval.

A temporary employee may not be employed for more than 12 consecutive months within the same department. Exceptions to the policy include:

2.1.1. Retirees and social security recipients who sign a statement indicating that they are not available for or interested in permanent employment.

2.1.2. Fulltime students.

2.1.3. Employees who regularly work less than 20 hours a week.

2.2. Temporary employees working 12 consecutive months without meeting the criteria for an exception must be hired into a permanent or time limited position if they are to be retained past 12 months of employment.


University Targeted Staffing (919-515-7060) or Employment Services (919-515-2135)