Rice University Human Resources
Policy No. 414-93
APPLIES TO ALL RICE UNIVERSITY STAFF
Two basic types of employment positions
All staff members' positions are defined either as
"professional, executive, or administrative" positions or as
"technical or support" positions.
professional, executive, or administrative" staff
meets the Fair Labor Standards Act criteria for executive,
administrative, or professional status (exempt status). Individuals
in these positions are not eligible for overtime compensation (See
technical or support" position
makes an employee eligible for overtime pay (See Compensation
Policy). A technical or support position does not meet the Fair
Labor Standards Act criteria for exempt status.
Additional categories of employees
Employees in "professional, executive, or administrative"
positions and "technical or support" positions may be classified in
the following categories:
employee is employed in a position that is budgeted for 40 hours
per week, 52 weeks per year (2080 hours per year).
employee is employed in a position that is budgeted for fewer than
40 hours per week or fewer than 52 weeks per year, but for at least
1000 hours per year.
employee is employed for a specific, usually predetermined period
of time. Temporaries are generally used to replace staff members on
leave, assist during peak work load periods, or perform seasonal
duties. If the projected time and hour commitment is greater than
1000 hours per year, a temporary employee may be enrolled in
University benefit programs. This action is subject to Affirmative
employee is employed on an ongoing basis in a position that is
budgeted for fewer than 1000 hours per year and generally requires
fewer than 20 hours of work per week.
employee is employed on an as-needed and as-available basis for
fewer than 1000 hours per year.
- Policy No. 409-93 (Employment Definitions), 01/01/93