201 Employment Categories
It is the intent of Spelman to clarify the definitions of employment classifications so that employees understand their employment status and benefit eligibility. These classifications do not guarantee employment for any specified period of time. Accordingly, the right to end the employment relationship at will at any time is retained by both the individual and Spelman.
Each employee is designated as either non-exempt or exempt by federal and state wage and hour laws. Non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay under the specific provisions of federal and state laws. Overtime must be approved by the supervisor in advance. Exempt employees are ineligible for overtime.
In addition to the above categories, each employee will be classified in accordance to one category as described below:
Regular Full-time Employees
Those who are not in a temporary status and who are regularly scheduled to work a minimum of 35 hours per week or teach a full load or the equivalent. Generally, employees in this classification are eligible for Spelman's benefit package, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations of the benefit program.
Regular Part-time Employees
Those who are not assigned to a temporary status and who are regularly scheduled to work less than the full-time work schedule, but at least 17 1/2 hours per week. Regular part-time employees are eligible for some benefits sponsored by Spelman, subject to the terms, condition, and limitations of each benefit program.
Non-Regular Part-time Employees
Those who are not assigned to a temporary status and who are regularly scheduled to work less than 17 1/2 hours per week, or have no regularly scheduled number of work hours per week. Depending on the position, these employees may also work on an as need basis and are not eligible for benefits sponsored by Spelman.
Individuals in this category are not considered employees. Temporaries may be offered assignments as interim replacements, to temporarily supplement the work force, or to assist in the completion of a specific project. Assignments in this category are of a limited duration. Assignments beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in the status. Temporaries retain that status unless and until notified of a change. While temporaries receive any legally mandated benefits, (such as worker’s compensation insurance and Social Security), they are not eligible for benefits sponsored by Spelman.
Policy No. 201 Effective Date:
9/1/2000 Revision Date: 2/26/2010