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Appointments, Visiting Researcher

    Title:

    Appointments, Visiting Researcher

    Publication date:

    2/11/2015

    Effective date:

    3/10/2008

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    Berkeley Lab employs persons in one of many different appointment types. Each appointment type has defined terms and conditions of employment. A Visiting Researcher is on an approved leave from his or her home institution. The home institution does not need to be a university or college, nor does the individual have to be a faculty member of any institution. Appointments are for one year but may be extended for a second year on an exception basis with the approval of the Laboratory Deputy Director.

    Who Should Read This Policy

    Employees in the Visiting Researcher appointment

    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, Visiting Researcher

    Publication date:

    2/11/2015

    Effective date:

    3/10/2008

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

    This policy describes the terms and conditions of employment for employees in the Visiting Researcher appointment.

    B. Persons Affected

    Employees in the Visiting Researcher appointment

    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 Compensation Manager and the Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer (CHRO).

    D. Policy Statement

    Visiting Researcher

      1. Visiting researchers are individuals who are on an approved leave from their home institution. The home institution does not need to be a university or college, nor does the individual have to be a faculty member of any institution. (See Section D.2, Visiting Faculty and Visiting Researcher, of this policy.)
      2. The approved leave is confirmed in a letter from the home institution that provides the dates of the leave, full salary of the individual, and what, if any, portion of the salary will be paid by the home institution during the leave. A letter is not required for a faculty member from outside the University of California system who is at the Laboratory for the summer intersession only. If the stay continues into the fall term, a letter is required.
      3. The duration of the appointment will be between three and 12 months at 100% time. The initial appointment is not to exceed one year. The total length of consecutive service must not exceed two years. If the appointment extends into a second year, and was not included in the initial letter, a new letter of confirmation is required from the home institution.
      4. While recruitment is not required, if a visiting researcher is later considered for a change of status to a corresponding appointment as a term or career appointee, the change of status will be treated as a new appointment subject to the usual recruitment policies.
      5. Salary is determined on a case-by-case basis.
      6. Visiting researchers are eligible for mid-level benefits. They are not eligible for participation in UCRP membership.
    1. Visiting Faculty and Visiting Researcher
      1. Visiting Faculty. Visiting Faculty is a position for faculty members from universities and colleges outside the University of California system. The appointment is a limited appointment (See the Limited Appointments policy).
      2. Visiting Researcher. A Visiting Researcher is on an approved leave from his or her home institution. The home institution does not need to be a university or college, nor does the individual have to be a faculty member of any institution. Appointments are for one year but may be extended for a second year on an exception basis with the approval of the Laboratory Deputy Director. 
      3. Qualifications. Qualifications for both Visiting Faculty and Visiting Researcher positions are appropriate to the work to be performed. In most cases, they will be analogous to the qualifications for one of the Research Scientist/Engineer-, Staff Scientist/Engineer-, or Senior Scientist/Engineer-level positions listed above.
      4. Appointment. Appointments to both Visiting Faculty and Visiting Researcher positions are made by the Division Director. A search is not required.
      5. Termination of Appointment. Termination of an appointment as Visiting Faculty or Visiting Researcher may be made at any time by the Division Director. In the case of a Visiting Researcher member in a term appointment, the procedures in the Release of Non-Career Employees policy must be followed.

    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

    Minor

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Appointments, Visiting Researcher

    Document number

    02.03.006.000

    Revision number

    1

    Publication date:

    2/11/2015

    Effective date:

    3/10/2008

    Next review date:

    2/11/2018

    Policy Area:

    Types of Appointments

    RPM Section (home)

    Human Resources

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

    Section 2.01(F)(6); Section 2.07(C)(11)

    Functional Division

    Human Resources

    Prior reference information (optional)

     

    Source Requirements Documents

    • University of California Academic Personnel Manual (APM) 230, Visiting Appointments

    Implementing Documents

    None

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