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Administration 101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4255
Fax: 660.543.4200
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101 Staff Employment Categories

Approval: Approved by the President on January 1, 2005

Authority: Board of Governors Policy 1.2.040

Responsibility: Director of Human Resources

Note: Faculty information available in Faculty Guide. Please refer to Board of Governors Policy 2.2.040 for Special Faculty Classifications.

Regular Full-Time
Regular full-time employees are not in a temporary or probationary status and are regularly scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week, 12 months per year (or at least 1,560 hours per year in pay status). Regular full-time employees are eligible for benefits subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of the benefits program.

Regular Part-time
Regular part-time employees are not in a temporary or probationary status and are regularly scheduled to work less than 30 hours per week (less than 1,560 hours per year in pay status). Regular part-time employees typically work between 20-29 hours per week. Hours may decrease from week to week and should never exceed 29 hours per week. Regular part-time employees who work in a position requiring a minimum 1,000 hours per year, but less than 1,560 hours per year, are eligible to enroll in UCM health insurance, dental insurance, and/or vision insurance at their own expense. Based on the position and number of hours worked they may also be eligible for inclusion in MOSERS.

Temporary employees are employees who are hired to work at the university for a specified period of time, typically 90 days or less but no longer than six months. Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits and should not be worked more than 20 hours per week. Temporary employees will report hours worked on a timesheet either in MyCentral or via hours punched into a Kronos clock.

Student employees are UCM students hired to work at the university. Student employee records are maintained by the Office of Human Resources, regardless of whether the student is a federal work study student or university funded student worker. These positions are advertised through Career Services. Student employees are limited to no more than 20 hours per week in all jobs combined. Student Employment FAQ - click here. Student employees will report hours worked on a timesheet either in MyCentral or via hours punched into a Kronos clock.

Probationary employees are full-time, nonexempt employees who are within the first six months of their employment. See "Probationary Period" below for details.

The Probationary Period is the first six months of employment at the University for regular full-time, nonexempt employees.  The purpose of the probationary period is to take a new employee with certain skills and potential abilities, and help the employee develop satisfactory performance.  Furthermore, this period allows time for the employee to grow into the position; no person performs a job at the highest level from the first day of  employment, and everyone has potential for improvement.

  • Bereavement leave, accrued vacation leave, accrued sick leave and personal leave may be used during the probationary period
  • If a nonexempt employee does not satisfactorily complete the probationary period, then no payment for accrued but unused vacation will be made to the employee upon termination of employment.
  • Probationary employees may not apply for another position on campus during the probationary period.
  • A supervisor may request in writing to extend the six month probationary period; however, such requests must be approved by the Director or Assistant Director of Human Resources.
  • A supervisor may request to terminate employment during the probationary period, if approved by the Director of Human Resources.
  • Probationary employees can not file grievances.
  • Employees whose employment is terminated during the probationary period are eligible to re-apply for employment at the University, unless they have been specifically notified by HR that they are not eligible for rehire.