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6.06.001.009 - Employment Categories

Approved: 1/24/2013
Approved By: President's Staff
Category: 6 - HUMAN RESOURCES
Section: 06 - WAGES AND BENEFITS
Policy: 001 - Position Classification and Compensation Plan

It is the intent of the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) 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, except as provided for under any applicable collective bargaining agreement(s), the right to terminate the employment relationship at will at any time is retained by both the employee and CCBC.

Each employee is designated as either NONEXEMPT or EXEMPT from federal and state wage and hour laws. Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay under the specific provisions of federal and state laws. Exempt employees are excluded from specific provisions of federal and state wage and hour laws. An employee's Exempt or nonexempt classification may be changed only upon written notification by CCBC management.

In addition to the above categories, each employee will belong to one other employment category:

REGULAR FULL-TIME employees are those who are not in a temporary or probationary status and who are regularly scheduled to work CCBC's full-time schedule. Generally, they are eligible for CCBC's benefit package, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.

REGULAR PART-TIME employees are those who are not assigned to a temporary or probationary status and who are regularly scheduled to work less than the full-time work schedule, but at least 24 hours per week. Regular part-time employees are eligible for some benefits sponsored by CCBC, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit program.

PART-TIME employees are those who are not assigned to a temporary or probationary status and who are regularly scheduled to work less than 24 hours per week. While they do receive all legally mandated benefits (such as Social Security and workers' compensation insurance), they are ineligible for all of CCBC's other benefit programs.

INTRODUCTORY PROBATIONARY employees are those whose performances are being evaluated to determine whether further employment in a specific position (as in the case of an internal bid or promotion, maximum length of 60 days) or with the Community College of Beaver County is appropriate (as in the case of a new hire, length of period is 90 days). Employees who satisfactorily complete the probationary period will be notified of their new employment classification.

TEMPORARY (a.k.a. “Special Term”) employees are those who are hired as interim replacements, to temporarily supplement the work force, or to assist in the completion of a specific project. Employment assignments in this category are of a limited duration. Employment beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in employment status. Temporary employees retain that status unless and until notified of a change. Temporary employees receive all legally mandated benefits (such as workers' compensation insurance and Social Security),  and they may be eligible for some/all of  the Community College of Beaver County's other benefit programs. Please contact Human Resources regarding eligibility.