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Types of Positions

Regular

Regular funded positions include full benefits such as leave, health, and retirement.

Grant funded

Grant funded positions include full benefits unless otherwise specified.  Grant funded positions are contingent upon the renewal of the grant.

Contractual/Contingent II

“Contractual” means that an employee is hired under a written contract for a position typically lasting one year, and the employee usually works a minimum of 20 hours per week. Appointments may be renewable. A leave package may be offered. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), contractual employees working 30 or more hours per week or 130 hours per month may be eligible for subsidized medical and prescription drug coverage through the State of Maryland’s health benefit program. Additional health benefits are available for participation under the direct pay plan.   See Benefits for further information. Contingent II employees may be eligible for tuition remission benefits at their home institution.  See the tuition remission webpage for criteria and policy.

Contingent I – Temporary

There are two categories of Contingent I.

  • If & When Needed: The employee must work less than 20 hours per week. The initial contingent I agreement shall be for one year or less and it may be renewed by executing a new agreement for one year or less.
  • Temporary: The employee will work 20 or more hours per week.  The initial agreement is for a term of six months or less; it may be renewed one time by executing a new contract for six months or less.

Contingent I positions are paid for hours worked and do not receive leave or retirement benefits.  Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Contingent I employees working 30 or more hours per week or 130 hours per month may be eligible for subsidized medical and prescription drug coverage through the State of Maryland’s health benefit program. Additional health benefits are available for participation under the direct pay plan.  See Benefits for further information.

Exempt

Exempt positions are not subject to overtime based on the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Examples included: Managers, Directors, Coordinators, Executives, etc.

 

Nonexempt

Non-exempt positions are subject to overtime based on the provisions of FLSA. Examples include: Grounds Keepers, Office Clerks, and Administrative Assistants. Non-exempt positions are paid on an hourly basis and are subject to overtime if required to work beyond a 40 hour workweek.

 

Faculty

Faculty positions may include benefits as determined by the type and funding. Please refer to the Faculty Handbook for specific guidelines.