30.2.2 Employee Categories

The University establishes categories of employee classification based on various characteristics and elements of each person’s employment. This classification is not to create barriers among employees, but to provide appropriate and fair treatment based on the nature of their work, individual employment terms, and work schedules. It also helps determine employee and management responsibilities and employee eligibility for employee benefits.

30.2.2.1 Type of Job and Job Class

30.2.2.1.1 Senior Level Executive
Executive Vice President, Provost, Chief Operating Officer, Deans (including Dean of the Faculty Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School), Vice Presidents, General Counsel, and other positions specified by the CEO/President. 

30.2.2.1.2 Faculty
Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Adjunct Professors, Visiting Professors, and Distinguished Professors. 

30.2.2.1.3 Researchers
Group Leaders, Research Specialists, Science and Technology Associates, Staff Scientists, Postdoctoral Scholars. Definitions for Researchers are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.1.4 Technicians
Research Unit Technicians. Definitions for Technicians are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.1.5 Research Support Employees
Research Support Leaders, Research Support Specialists, and Research Support Technicians. Definitions for Research Support Employees are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.1.6 Administrative Employees
Associate Vice Presidents (Assistant Deans), Senior Managers, Managers, Assistant Managers, Specialists, Administrative Staffs, Research Unit Administrators, Information Technology Leaders, Information Technology Engineers, Laboratory Assistants, Research Assistants, Research Unit Assistants and Administrative Staff Assistants. Definitions for Administrative Employees are described in“Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.1.7 Constituent (External) Staff
External Administrative Staff and Agency Temp Staff. Definitions for Constituent (External) Staff are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.2 Type of Employment

30.2.2.2.1 Permanent
Details are described in Article 3.1.a, Rules of Employment.

30.2.2.2.2 Fixed-Term
Details are described in Article 3.1.b, Rules of Employment.

30.2.2.2.3 Part-Time
Details are described in Article 3.1.a, Rules of Employment for Part-time Employees.

30.2.2.2.4 Non-Fixed Term
Details are described in Article 3.1.d, Rules of Employment and Detailed Stipulations for Non-Fixed Term Employment Agreement.

30.2.2.2.5 Non-Fixed Term part-time
Details are described in Article 3.1.b, Rules of Employment for Part-time Employees and Detailed Stipulations for Non-Fixed Term Employment Agreement.

30.2.2.3 Exempt Employees
Managerial Employees and Discretionary Employees. 

30.2.2.3.1 Managerial Positions
Details are described in Article 28, Rules of Employment and 26, Rules of Employment for Part-time Employees.

30.2.2.3.2 Discretionary Employee
Details are described in Article 31, Rules of Employment and 27, Rules of Employment for Part-time Employees

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