UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The following are brief explanations and definitions of employment categories:
Classified Employees - employees who are not considered faculty or academic staff. They are considered support staff (example: Office Support, Custodians, Information Systems, Payroll, etc.).
Non-Represented - employees who are not entitled to union representation.
Represented - employees who are represented by a labor union.
Exempt - salaried employees who are in positions that do not earn overtime compensation.
Non-Exempt - hourly employees who are in positions that earn overtime compensation for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
Project Appointment - an appointment which is normally funded for six or more consecutive months and which requires employment for 600 hours or more per 26 consecutive biweekly pay periods, either for a temporary workload increase or for a planned undertaking which is not a regular function of the employing agency and which has an established probable date of termination. No project position may exist for more than four (4) years.
Recurring Limited Term Appointment - an appointment which is determined to require an employee on a recurring basis. There is no definite date of termination for the appointment with the exception that the position may not exceed 1,043 hours of employment annually.
Non-Recurring (short-term) Limited Term Appointment - an appointment which is determined to require an employee on a one-time only basis. A definite date of termination is set for this type of appointment. A period of six months or less is allowed for the non-recurring appointment with an hourly limitation of 1,043 hours.
Permanent Status - the status that an employee appointed to a permanent position achieves after successfully fulfilling the requirements of the six month probationary period.
Unclassified Employees - faculty and academic staff. This category includes all teaching positions and administrative positions.