504.0 Employment Classifications

P-504.0 Upon hire, employees are classified in three categories:
  • full-time or part-time
  • regular, temporary, or project-based
  • exempt or non-exempt
D-504.0.1 Full-Time Employees
  An employee who is hired to work at least thirty-two (32) hours per week is considered a full-time employee.
D-504.0.2 Part-Time Employees
  An employee who is hired to work fewer than thirty-two (32) hours per week is considered a part-time employee.
D-504.0.3 Regular Employees
  Employees hired to work on a regular basis for an indefinite period of time are classified as "regular" employees. Regular employees may be either full- or part-time.
D-504.0.4 Temporary Employees
  As needs arise, the College may hire an employee on a temporary basis. The job assignment, work schedule, and duration of the position will be determined on an individual basis. Normally, a temporary position will not exceed six (6) months in duration. Any exceptions must be approved by the Vice President for Human Resources.

Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.

D-504.0.5 Project-Based Employees
  Project-based employees are hired to staff non-credit courses or projects. Actual hours worked are dependent on the immediate needs of the project or the enrollment of the course. Project-based employees are not eligible for benefits, except under circumstances prescribed by applicable law, such as RSMo 169 regarding the Public School and Education Employees Retirement Systems.
D-504.0.6 Non-Exempt and Exempt Employees
  Positions are classified as either non-exempt or exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employees will be advised of the FLSA classification of the position upon hire or upon transfer, or at any time when the position is reviewed and reclassified. Non-Exempt/Exempt classification is made based on specific criteria outlined by the FLSA relating to management and professional-level positions.

Employees hired to work in non-exempt positions are not considered exempt from the FLSA overtime provisions, and are therefore eligible for overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. (See “Overtime Pay – Board Policy 722.0.)

Employees in exempt positions are exempt from the FLSA overtime regulations, and are ineligible for overtime pay.


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