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Employment Categories

Positions at Augustana College are divided into two classifications, consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act. These classifications determine how hours of work are recorded and compensated. Time-off policies are slightly different for the two groups and these differences can be found in the appropriate time-off sections of this handbook.


Administrative (exempt) employees are paid on a salary basis and do not receive payment for overtime.


Staff (non-exempt) employees are eligible for overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

In addition, the benefits an employee receives may depend on the number of hours that are normally worked in a pay period. These categories are defined below:


Full-time employees work the standard working hours of the college each week for a total of 40 hours per week. Full-time employees are eligible for all college-offered benefits and must work an average of at least 37.5 hours per week in any rolling four-week period to maintain this benefit eligibility. Full-time positions may be scheduled for a twelve-month, ten-month or nine-month period.


Part-time employees work a regular schedule between 20 and 37 hours per week. Part-time employees are eligible for some, but not all, benefits provided by the college. Additional information on benefit eligibility can be found in the benefits section of the handbook. Employees with a regular schedule less than 20 hours per week will not be eligible for benefits.


Intermittent employees, formerly known as irregular employees, do not have a regular schedule as work is determined and scheduled on an as-needed basis for the college. Work hours may fluctuate from week to week without a regular schedule of work. Intermittent employees are not eligible for any college benefits.

Temporary Employees:

Temporary employees are hired for a specified project, season or time frame and sometimes work for a temporary agency rather than the college. Temporary employees do not receive any benefits provided by the college.

Updated February 2011