Temporary Positions (formerly known as Hourly Positions)
This policy applies to all Temporary positions (formerly Hourly) in all associated employee categories at Indiana University, including the following and any other Temporary category established:
Temporary positions are generally considered for temporary part-time work; with pay through the University’s biweekly payroll. (Units with a full-time work need should consider establishing an Academic or Staff position, with review and approval of department and RC heads.)
Example: John, a Temporary employee, worked 80 hours during a biweekly pay period. His department must limit him to working no more than 36 hours during the following biweekly pay period – a total of 116 hours over two consecutive biweekly pay periods.
Example: Jane works 10 hours per week for six pay periods (12 weeks, 120 total hours) and her department wants her to work 40 hours per week for a seasonal period of six pay periods (12 weeks, 480 total hours).
Her average work hours per two biweekly pay periods is 100 (or 50 per pay period) – fewer than the “116 hour limit”.
Example: Joe has worked 25 hours per week for five pay periods and his department wants him to work 40 hours per week for a seasonal period of six pay periods.
His required break in employment at the end of the seasonal period would be eleven biweekly pay periods (five “regular” pay periods, plus six “seasonal” pay periods) – a length of time less than 26 calendar weeks.
Temporary Position Categories