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Career Appointment

    Title:

    Career Appointment

    Publication date:

    7/17/2013

    Effective date:

    3/10/2008

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    Berkeley Lab employs persons in one of many different appointment types. Each appointment type has a defined terms and conditions of employment. Career-appointment employees are employed at a fixed percentage of time at 50% or more of full time for an indefinite period.

    Who Should Read This Policy

    • This policy applies to nonrepresented employees in the Career appointment. Employees who are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent should refer to their collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
    • This policy does not apply to the following employee classifications: Term, Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellow, Limited, Visiting Researcher, Rehired Retirees, Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA), and Student Assistant.

    To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

    The POLICY tab on this wiki page

    Contact Information

    For more information, employees may contact their division's Human Resources (HR) Center.

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

    Title:

    Career Appointment

    Publication date:

    7/17/2013

    Effective date:

    3/10/2008

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

    Berkeley Lab employs persons in one of many different appointment types. Each appointment type has a defined terms and conditions of employment. Career-appointment employees are employed at a fixed percentage of time at 50% or more of full time for an indefinite period.

    B. 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).

    C. Persons Affected

    • This policy applies to nonrepresented employees in the Career appointment. Employees who are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent should refer to their collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
    • This policy does not apply to the following employee classifications: Term, Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellow, Limited, Visiting Researcher, Rehired Retirees, Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA), and Student Assistant.

    D. Policy Statement

    1. A Career appointment means that an employee works a fixed percentage of time at 50% or more of full time (up to 100%) for an indefinite period of time.

    2. A Limited-appointment employee shall be designated as a Career-appointment employee when the incumbent has attained 1,000 hours of qualifying service in any 12 consecutive months without a break in service of at least 120 consecutive calendar days. Qualifying service includes all time on pay status in one or more Limited appointments within the University of California system. On-call and overtime hours shall not be included as pay status hours when computing qualifying service. Such Career-appointment designations shall be effective the first of the month following attainment of 1,000 hours of qualifying service.

    E. Roles and Responsibilities

    Role

    Responsibility

    Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer (CHRO)

    Has the functional responsibility for this policy

    Employees

    Have the responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this policy

    Human Resources Department

    Has the responsibility to advise management and employees on how to comply with this policy

    Managers and supervisors

    Have the responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this policy

    F. Definitions/Acronyms

    Term

    Definition

    CBA

    Collective bargaining agreement

    CHRO

    Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer

    Pay status

    Any period of time for which an employee is paid, including time on paid leave

    G. Recordkeeping Requirements

    The Human Resources Department is responsible for maintaining all employee records.

    H. Implementing Documents

    Audience

    Document Number

    Document Title

    HR Staff

    02.03.001.001-01

    Appointment Type Matrix

    HR Staff

    02.03.001.002-01

    Employee Classification Overview Presentation

    HR Staff

    02.03.001.003-01

    Career and Term Employee Classification Presentation

    I. Contact Information

    For more information, employees may contact their division's Human Resources (HR) 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

    Re-write for wiki (brief)

    All

    Minor

    7/17/2013

    1

    M. Bello

    Reformat policy

    All

    Minor

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Career Appointment

    Document number

    02.03.001.000

    Revision number

    1

    Publication date:

    7/17/2013

    Effective date:

    3/10/2008

    Next review date:

    7/17/2016

    Policy Area:

    Types of Appointments

    RPM Section (home)

    Human Resources

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

    none

    Functional Division

    Human Resources

    Prior reference information (optional)

    RPM Chapter 2.01(F)(1)

    Source Requirements Documents

    Source

    Document Number & Effective Date

    Document Title

    University of California (UC)

    PPSM 3 January 1, 2001

    Types of Appointment

    Implementing Documents

    Audience

    Document Number

    Document Title

    Type

    HR Staff

    02.03.001.001-01

    Appointment Type Matrix

    Chart

    HR Staff

    02.03.001.002-01

    Employee Classification Overview Presentation

    Training

    HR Staff

    02.03.001.003-01

    Career and Term Employee Classification Presentation

    Training

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