Old Dominion University
6012 Non-Instructional Part-Time Faculty Employment Policy
|Responsible Oversight Executive:||Vice President for Human Resources|
|Date of Current Revision or Creation:||August 9, 2018|
The purpose of this policy is to identify a specific category of part-time employment with the University and define the terms and conditions under which this type of exempt employee works.
Code of Virginia Section 23.1-1301, as amended, grants authority to the Board of Visitors to make rules and policies concerning the institution. Section 6.01(a)(6) of the Board of Visitors Bylaws grants authority to the President to implement the policies and procedures of the Board relating to University operations.
4031 Employee - See "Non-instructional Part-time Faculty Employee."
Computer Employee - An employee who is not subject to the provisions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is employed as a computer systems analyst, computer programmer, software engineer or other similarly skilled worker in the computer field performing the duties primarily consisting of 1) the application of systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users, to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications; or 2) the design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing or modification of computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on and related to user or system design specifications.
Conflict of Interests - A personal interest by a University employee or the employee's immediate family member in a contract or transaction to which Old Dominion University is a party.
Employee - A person who is hired to provide dependent personal services to the University on a regular basis in exchange for compensation. The University has the right to control and direct the person regarding the result of the work to be accomplished and the details, methods and means by which that result is accomplished. An employee is subject to income tax withholding and is paid through the payroll process.
Exempt Employee/Position - An employee who is not subject to the provisions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The position meets the FLSA job duties exemption test and the employee's salary meets the FLSA salary basis exemption test. Such employees are normally in management or professional positions.
Hiring Supervisor - The management level with the authority to hire, assign work, manage work schedules, approve leave, evaluate, and discipline employees.
Non-instructional Part-time Faculty Employee - A person hired in a part-time non-teaching and non-research position with responsibilities that are comparable to administrative and professional faculty. This category is also referred to as "4031," which is the budget subaccount code used to designate the funding for this type of employee.
Performance Testing - Written validation that the work for which the employee was hired has been performed and documented.
This policy applies to all employees and employees of affiliated organizations who are paid through the University. Employees include all staff, administrators, faculty, full- or part-time, and classified or non-classified persons who are paid by the University. Affiliated organizations are separate entities that exist for the benefit of the University through an operating agreement and include the Foundations, the Community Development Corporation, and the Alumni Association. Visitors include vendors and their employees, parents of students, volunteers, guests, uninvited guests and all other persons located on property, owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the University.
The hiring of non-exempt positions to meet similar needs is covered under University Policy 6024, Wage Employment Policy.
In order to meet seasonal, temporary, part-time or casual workforce needs, departments may hire an individual in a non-teaching and non-research exempt (4031) position if specific requirements are met. When considering what type of employee to hire, hiring supervisors in academic areas must consult with the Office of Academic Affairs. Hiring supervisors in other areas must contact the Office of Human Resources for guidance.
A search is not required to hire a non-instructional part-time faculty employee.
The hiring of non-instructional part-time faculty employees must be approved by the Department Head, Chair or Dean. If the term of employment is expected to be greater than 12 months, written approval by the President is also required.
Non-instructional part-time faculty employees may not work more than 29 hours per week.
If the determination is made to hire a non-instructional part-time (4031) faculty employee:
In the case of a non-instructional part-time faculty hire in a unit or department that is in the reporting line of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, all employment forms must be submitted to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee. These forms shall include, but are not limited to, the Temporary Employment Data Form (4031) and all required new hire forms and related documents.
In the case of a non-instructional part-time hire in all other units or departments other than those that are in the reporting line for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, all employment forms must be submitted to the Department of Human Resources Staffing and Operations Manager. These forms shall include, but are not limited to, the Non-Instructional Part-Time Faculty Temporary Employment Payroll Form (4031), and all required new hire forms and related documents.
The salary paid must be a minimum of $455 per week in order to comply with the FLSA salary basis test required for exempt positions. If the salary basis test is not met, the Hiring Supervisor must maintain time sheets documenting the hours worked on a daily basis.
In certain circumstances, administrative, professional and computer employees such as computer systems analysts, computer programmers, or software engineers may be paid on a "fee basis" rather than a salary basis when the employee is paid an agreed sum for a single job. To determine whether the fee payment meets the minimum salary level requirement in 7., the test is to consider the time worked on the job and determine whether the payment is at a rate that would equate to at least $455 per week if the employee worked 40 hours. An example is an artist paid $250 for a picture that took 20 hours to complete. This meets the minimum salary requirement since the rate would equate to $500 if 40 hours were worked.
The hiring of non-instructional part-time faculty employees must be approved by the Department/School Head or Chair, or Dean.
If the sum paid in one year (from the date of hire) is expected to exceed $35,000, the approval of the President is required.
Once a non-instructional part-time faculty employee has served 12 months, that employee cannot be continued unless written approval is obtained from the President. The request for an extension should be submitted to the appropriate Vice President for approval and then submitted to the Department of Human Resources. The Department of Human Resources will make a recommendation to the President and the President's decision is final. If the request for an extension is denied, a position should be established as full-time or part-time salaried with benefits and a competitive job search conducted. The employee is eligible to apply and compete for the position. If funding is not available to establish the salaried position, the employee should be separated from employment.
The Department Head, Chair or Dean must verify and document the delivery of the employee's services to the University and the completion of all assigned work. Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written goals, performance testing, and expected outcomes.
Applicable records must be retained and then destroyed in accordance with the Commonwealth's Records Retention Schedules.
Director of Total Compensation and Staffing, Department of Human Resources
Policy Formulation Committee (PFC) & Responsible Officer Approval to Proceed:
Policy Review Committee (PRC) Approval to Proceed:
Chair, Policy Review Committee (PRC)
Executive Policy Review Committee (EPRC) Approval to Proceed:
Responsible Oversight Executive
University Counsel Approval to Proceed:
July 12, 2010; August 9, 2018
Scheduled Review Date
August 9, 2023