6.06.001.012 Maximum Workload of Part-Time Employees

Category: HUMAN RESOURCES
Section: WAGES AND BENEFITS
Policy: Position Classification and Compensation Plan
Approved: 8/29/2013
Approved By: President's Staff

In structuring its workforce, the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) may retain the services of part-time employees, both for instruction and for the delivery of other services needed to support the education of its students.  Where part-time employees are hired for credit based instruction, the following procedures shall apply.

Adjunct Faculty

In the hiring of adjunct faculty, CCBC will impose limits on the number of courses and/or the number of credits taught using definitions of the contact hour value of courses based on regulations from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and on regulations promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service guiding implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Under the PDE Regulations, fifteen contact hours of lecture equate to one semester credit hour.  Where all contact hours associated with the class to be taught are classified as lecture, an adjunct instructor will normally be limited to not more than 9 semester credit hours during a regular 15 week semester, not more than 6 semester credit hours during a session of between 8-14 weeks, and not more than 3 semester credit hours in a session of 8 weeks or less.  Total teaching load for individuals in this category for the academic year of September-August may not exceed 30 semester credit hours.

Under PDE Regulations, 30 contact hours of laboratory and/or clinical instruction equate to one semester credit hour.  Where all contact hours associated with the class to be taught are classified as laboratory/clinical hours, an adjunct instructor will normally be limited to not more than 8 semester credit hours during a regular 15 week semester.  Individuals hired to teach at the maximum level for both regular semesters may not be assigned to teach more than 4 additional credit hours of instruction during the remainder of the College’s academic year of September – August, and the annual total credit hour teaching load for individuals in this category may not exceed 20 semester credit hours.

Exception: these semester limits can be exceeded on an exception basis (never more than 12 semester credit hours (lecture) or 11 semester credit hours (lab) in the 15 week semester) only with the documented approval of the Vice President of Student Learning and notice to the Vice President of Human Resources.

The yearly maximums cannot be exceeded at any time.

Part-Time Staff

In the hiring of Part-time Staff, CCBC will impose limits on the number of hours worked/compensated based on regulations promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service guiding implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

CCBC will not allow any Part-Time Staff employee to normally work more than 20 hours per week.

Total hours worked/compensated for individuals in this category for the fiscal year of July 1 to June 30 may not exceed 1000 hours.

Exception: The weekly limit can be exceeded on an exception basis only with the documented approval of the appropriate Vice President and notice to the Vice President of Human Resources.

The yearly maximum cannot be exceeded at any time.

This part of the procedure only applies to part-time employees that are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Non-Credit Instruction

In the hiring of not for credit instruction, CCBC will impose limits on the number of courses and/or the number of hours of instruction based on regulations promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service guiding implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Total teaching load for individuals in this category for the fiscal year of July 1 to June 30 may not exceed 700 instruction hours.

The yearly maximum cannot be exceeded at any time.

Mixed Employment

Where part-time employees are hired for credit based instruction, not for credit instruction, and/or part-time staff positions, the following procedures shall apply.

In all cases where there is a mixed employment determination, a review by the human resources department must be conducted prior to employment.

In all cases, in total, no employee shall exceed the maximum allowed by College procedures.