Limited Term Employment (AP-06-111)

UW-River Falls Administrative Policy
Policy ID: AP-06-111
Effective: March 1, 2014
Revision:  N/A
Review: 3 years

Limited Term Employment

Maintained by: ACBF
Approved by: Chancellor
Next Review Date: March 1, 2017

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This policy provides guidance with respect to classification, compensation, recruitment, and selection of Limited Term Employees (LTEs) at UW-River Falls.  LTEs are hired for positions which are temporary and for which the individual will not attain permanent status.  Additional policy requirements will be followed as defined in the Wisconsin Human Resources Handbook, Wisconsin Administrative Code, Wisconsin Statutes, and the State Compensation Plan.  LTEs hired prior to March 1, 2014 are exempt from this policy for as long as they continue in their current position. 


Limited term appointment means the appointment of a person to perform a grouping of duties and responsibilities on a non-project basis under conditions of employment which do not provide for attainment of permanent status. 

Limited Term Employment: Employment in which the nature and conditions do not permit attainment of permanent status in class for which the use of normal procedure for recruitment and examinations are not practicable


The UW-River Falls Chancellor issues this policy in accordance with the Administrative Policy process. 

The Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance is responsible for the administration of this policy. Request an exception to this policy from the Administrative Policies website (

Sanctions and Appeals Process

Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.


  1. Hours worked:  The total time worked in any  position or combination  of positions by an individual LTE shall not exceed 28 hours per week (Sunday through Saturday) and 750 hours of employment during a block of time which consists of 26 consecutive biweekly payroll periods and which ends on the anniversary date of the appointment.  While the length of a limited term position (set of duties and responsibilities) may exceed 750 hours, an individual is limited to working a maximum of 750 hours in that position.  If the employee reaches the hourly limit but the work of the position continues, the employee must be terminated and a new LTE appointed.  The employee previously serving in the position cannot be rehired for the same position.
  2. Successive LTE appointments at UW-RF:  Successive limited term appointments of up to 28 hours per week and 750 hours in 26 consecutive biweekly payroll periods are permissible if the employee is working in bona fide different positions.  In situations where the hours worked by an LTE will never reach the 750 hour limit by the anniversary date, the individual may continue in the same position.  An exception with regard to this policy is Police Officers who continue in the same position as long as the hours worked do not exceed 1043 hours of employment by the anniversary date of the appointment.
  3. Concurrent limited term appointments at UW-RF:  Effective March 1, 2014, concurrent LTE appointments that allow an employee to exceed 28 hours per week and 750 hours of employment during 26 consecutive biweekly payroll periods will not be permitted.

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Please direct questions about this policy to administrative-policy@uwrf.edumail.