FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR SUPERVISORS: TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT (POSTED
1. When I hire someone on a Temporary Posted appointment, must I
provide a letter to them explaining the nature of their appointment?
Yes. Written notification must be provided to all individuals accepting
a temporary appointment. The letter must state the temporary nature
of their appointment, beginning and end dates of the position and
the benefits and rights inherent to and denied a temporary appointment.
2. Is the employee on a 75-100% time Temporary Posted appointment
eligible to be placed on the layoff list?
Yes. Classification seniority will allow the employee's name to be
placed on the layoff list when the position ends.
3. Is the employee covered by social security in a 75-100% time
Temporary Posted position?
Yes. While on this appointment, the employee is covered by social
security, the Minnesota State Retirement System, and is eligible for
the University's health, life, and dental insurance program.
4. Does an employee hired as a 50-74% time temporary employee have
a right to grieve their termination?
Classification seniority gives them this right - if they believe
there was no just cause for termination.
1. Is the length of time for an individual in a Temporary position
the same for AFSCME 6 and 7?
No. For AFSCME 6 and 7, a Temporary Posted position is one with a
designated percentage of 36% or greater. The difference is with Clerical,
the expected duration of the position is a maximum of one (1) year
and with Technical, the expected duration of the position is up to
three (3) years.
2. Can these Temporary Posted positions be extended without reposting?
Yes, with both AFSCME 6 and 7, a Temporary Posted position can be
extended beyond one (1) year without posting when the extension is
a result of continuing disability, pregnancy leave, or other approved
leaves of absence.
1. Can a Temporary Posted appointment be extended beyond one (1)
year without posting?
Yes, when it is a result of continuing disability, pregnancy leave,
or other approved leaves of absence.
2. What is the maximum amount of time a person on a Temporary Posted
appointment can work?
For AFSCME Technical, an employee with this type of appointment can
be hired for a maximum of three (3) years at 36% time or greater on
a set percentage time appointment.
3. What benefits does a 36-49% Temporary Posted employee receive?
· Just cause rights once probation is served
· Layoff list and recall rights within applicable definition
of layoff and appointment type after passing probation
· Serves probation
· Accrues seniority
4. Does a 75-100% Temporary Posted employee have bumping rights?
1. Can a Temporary Posted position be extended?
A Temporary Posted appointment may be extended beyond one (1) year
without posting where such an extension is a result of continuing
disability, pregnancy leave, or other approved leaves of absence.
2. What happens if the Temporary Posted appointment extends beyond
one (1) year?
If the Temporary Posted appointment is extended beyond one (1) year,
the position must be either posted as a temporary (posted) or as a
3. Does an employee on a Temporary Posted appointment at 75-100%
time serve a probationary period?
4. Does an employee on a 50-74% time Temporary Posted appointment
5. Is an employee on a 50-74% time Temporary Posted appointment
eligible for health insurance?
No, they do not receive health insurance, but the employee can self-pay.