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Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Position Classifications

Document Number: StaffHR--103 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/17/2012
Primary Author: Director of Human Resources Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/11/2012

General Description

Information about the selection process for hiring new staff members relative to Director of Human Resources policy.


Delineation of policy.


All faculty, staff, and administrators

Responsibility: Human Resources

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions

Position classifications

Staff positions are grouped in classifications stating the structure line (Executive, Administrative or Support), type of employment, position status and category. Nothing in this Handbook creates an express or implied contract of employment. 



Types of Employment

There are three (3) types of staff employment at Cumberland: regular, restricted appointment and term.

1. Regular - They are ongoing positions with no defined ending date for the position and no specified term. That does not mean a regular position cannot end; rather, it means there is no current expectation that the position will end at a defined time.

2. Restricted Appointments - A restricted appointment is funded in whole or in part by revenues accepted under special conditions, such as grants, or which are identifiable as non-continuing in nature.

3. Term - "Term" positions are assignments for a specific, time-limited duration of a period of from three (3) months up to one year. Staff members in term positions are not eligible for most employment benefits, nor do they have access to progressive discipline and grievance resolution procedures. Although a position may exist for a specified period, staff members who accept term appointments are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term period or when the period ends.



Types of Position Status

There are three (3) types of position status at Cumberland: full-time core, part-time core and temporary/seasonal.

1. Full-Time - Positions with a regular work schedule of 40 hours (five working days) or more per week.

2. Part-Time - Positions that are established with a regular work schedule of less than 40 hours per week.

3. Temporary/Seasonal - Positions that are established with a regular work schedule of no more than 40 hours per week, on a temporary basis or for a seasonal period.



Types of Categories

Staff positions at Cumberland University are grouped into job categories for a number of purposes, such as administering salaries and benefits, and creating various information and reports. According to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) guidelines, staff positions are categorized as either "exempt" or "non-exempt", i.e. "salary“ or "hourly“.


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Director of Human Resources

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