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1.2 Appointment Categories

The University recognizes various appointment categories:

Temporary Appointment

These part-time or full-time appointments are made for a specifically defined period of time.

Persons holding such appointments serve at the pleasure of the President or his/her designee.

Continuing Appointment

A continuing appointment is an appointment not limited to a specifically defined term. Such an appointment is made when the need for the position and the funding are expected to continue.

Persons with a continuing appointment may serve at the pleasure of the President or his/her designee, if their written appointment letter or employment agreement so provides. Persons who do not serve at the pleasure of the President or his/her designee may be released pursuant to Section B 19 of this Manual or may be dismissed, only for unsatisfactory performance or misconduct, pursuant to Section B 19.Persons who do not serve at the pleasure of the President or his/her designee may be required to complete a probationary period.

Term Appointments, Conditioned on Funding Availability

The University conducts research funded by outside grants or contracts.

Appointments to positions funded by grants/contract are conditioned on such outside funding; such appointments automatically terminate with the termination of such funding. Employees in these positions are eligible for all benefits available to employees in continuing appointments.

Unless stated otherwise in the individual's written employment agreement, all employees with term appointments hired on or after February 1, 1989 will also serve at the pleasure of the President or his/her designee.