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Classification of Employees

1.0 Policy
1.1 It is the policy of Robert Morris University to classify university employees as either full-time, regular part-time, or part-time.

2.0 Scope
2.1 This policy applies to full-time, regular part-time, and part-time employees.

3.0 Procedure
3.1 Employees will be assigned a classification consistent with the employee requisition approved for the position.

3.2 Employees are to be assigned one of the following classifications:

3.2.1 Full-time employees - Employees that are scheduled to work 40 hours in a work week or 2080 in a year. Full-time employees will be designated as either Category I, II, or III. Category I (Non-exempt employees): Employees that are paid overtime at one and one half times their hourly rates for all hours in excess of 40 hours worked in any work week. Overtime hours must be approved by the department manager. Category II (Exempt Administrative Employees): Employees whose primary responsibility is directly related to the administration of a department are exempt from overtime. Instead, they are expected to substitute time-off to compensate for the hours of overtime worked in excess of 40 hours worked in a week. This time off is to be taken within 30 days from the time the extra hours were worked, unless an exception is made by the department manager. Compensatory time may not exceed 80 hours in a calendar year. Category III (Exempt Managerial and Professional Employees): Employees who have responsibilities for the operation/performance of a department or area. They are expected to perform their duties regardless of the number of hours it takes. In recognition of this work schedule, the person to whom these individuals report may (on an informal basis) permit these employees to "come in late", "take a day off", or receive other similar reasonable arrangements; this can be referred to as professional time.

3.2.2 Full-time employees are eligible for the University's full-time employee benefit package.

3.2.3 Seasonal full-time employees are scheduled to work 40 hours in a work week for the academic year only.

3.3 Regular part-time employees are scheduled to work at least 20 hours in a work week and normally cannot exceed 32 hours in a work week. Regular part-time employees must work 1000 hours or more in a calendar year.

3.3.1 Regular part-time employees are eligible for a portion of the fringe benefit package as outlined in the Benefits Policy.

3.4 Part-time employees can be scheduled to work a minimum of one hour a week and normally cannot exceed 32 hours in a work week. Part-time employees cannot exceed 950 hours in a calendar year.

3.4.1 Part-time employees are not eligible for fringe benefits.

Effective: 02/01/2000