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Appointments, Term

    Title:

    Appointments, Term

    Publication date:

    8/18/2016

    Effective date:

    1/28/2011

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    Berkeley Lab employs persons in one of many different appointment types. Each appointment type has defined terms and conditions of employment. Term appointments apply to staff hired to work on a specified project of clearly limited duration for a minimum of six months, up to five years.

    Who Should Read This Policy

    All employees in Term appointments

    To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

    The POLICY tab on this wiki page

    Contact Information

    For more information, contact your division's Human Resources Center.

    Feedback on HR policies or procedures is welcomed. Send comments to hrpolicies@lbl.gov.

    Title:

    Appointments, Term

    Publication date:

    8/18/2016

    Effective date:

    1/28/2011

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

    Berkeley Lab employs persons in one of many different appointment types. Each appointment type has defined terms and conditions of employment. Term appointments apply to staff hired to work on a specified project of clearly limited duration for a minimum of six months, up to five years.

    B. Persons Affected

    All employees in Term appointments

    C. Exceptions

    Requests for exceptions that exceed what is allowed under current policy or that are not expressly addressed by current policy are considered exceptions to policy. A request for an exception to policy requires, at minimum, approval by the Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer (CHRO).

    D. Policy Statement

    Term appointments apply to staff hired to work on a specified project of clearly limited duration for six months to five years. If the initial appointment is between six and twelve months, the individual must be on a fixed 100% schedule. If the initial appointment is one year or more, the appointment must be fixed at 50% time or more. Time spent in term appointments is cumulative and may not exceed five years. Time spent in postdoctoral fellow appointments is excluded from the five-year limit. For information regarding scientific term appointments, including postdoctoral fellows, see the Appointments, Senior Scientist & Engineer policy.

    1. Appointment
      1. If a term employee is on an approved paid or unpaid leave of absence for one month or longer, his or her appointment may be extended by the length of the leave but only up to one year beyond the five-year maximum. 
      2. Term appointments are made by a hiring manager after a thorough search for suitable candidates or as otherwise provided by Laboratory policy. (See the Recruitment and Hiring policy.)
      3. In order for an employee in a scientific non-career track term appointment to move to a career appointment, they must apply and compete for a career position. For information regarding scientific career-track term appointments, see the Appointments, Senior Scientist & Engineer policy.
    2. Applicability of Policies. Term appointees are covered by all Laboratory policies, with the following exceptions:
      1. Probationary Period. Term employees do not serve a probationary period, unless the initial appointment is for a year or more. See Section D.6, Probationary Period, of the Terms & Conditions of Employment policy.
      2. College-Level Courses. Term employees are not eligible for time off with pay for class attendance or reimbursement of course fees for college degrees, certification programs, and college-level courses. (See the Education & Employee Development policy.)
      3. Reduction in Force and Severance Payments. The Laboratory layoff and severance policies do not apply to term employees. (See the Reduction in Force policy and Release of Non-Career Employees policy.)
      4. Termination. See the Release of Non-Career Employees policy.

    E. Roles and Responsibilities

    Managers, supervisors, and employees have the responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this policy.

    F. Definitions/Acronyms

    None

    G. Recordkeeping Requirements

    None

    H. Implementing Documents

    None

    I. Contact Information

    For more information, contact your division's Human Resources Center.
    Feedback on HR policies or procedures is welcomed. Send comments to hrpolicies@lbl.gov.

    J. Revision History

    Date

    Revision

    By whom

    Revision Description

    Section(s) affected

    Change Type

    1/2/2012

    0

    M. Bello

    Rewrite for wiki (brief)

    All

    Minor

    2/11/2015

    1

    L. Westphal

    Rewrite for wiki (policy)

    All

    Major

    8/18/2016 1.1 L. Westphal Periodic review. Minor change to clarify probationary period.  D Minor

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Appointments, Term

    Document number

    02.03.002.000

    Revision number

    1.1

    Publication date:

    8/18/2016

    Effective date:

    1/28/2011

    Next review date:

    8/18/2019

    Policy Area:

    Types of Appointments

    RPM Section (home)

    Human Resources

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

    Section 2.01(F)(4)

    Functional Division

    Human Resources

    Prior reference information (optional)

     

    Source Requirements Documents

    Implementing Documents

    None

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