Section: Personnel
Policy Number: 4-36
Policy Name: Professional and Salaried Staff Less Than Full-Time Employment
Date: September 7, 1999
Revisions: September, 2009

  1. PURPOSE

    To define the benefit coverage for professional and salaried staff employed less than full-time.

  2. POLICY

    Professional and salaried staff may be employed at the University of Delaware on a less than full- time basis. Any reduction in the percentage of time worked by an employee will be determined by the appropriate unit head. In reaching this determination, he or she will consider first the administrative needs of the unit and then the professional and personal interests of the employee.

    The following guidelines apply whenever less than full-time employment is offered to professional and salaried staff:

    1. Definition of Less than Full-time Employment

      Individuals who work 50 percent or more but less than 100 percent in any twelve-month period are included under this policy. Less than full-time employment is defined as a reduction in the number of months worked and/or in the percentage of time worked per week.

      Individuals who work less than 50 percent are considered "miscellaneous wage employees" and, as such, are not covered under the operational guidelines enumerated below.

    2. Operational Guidelines

      1. All professional and salaried staff who work less than full time as defined in Section A above, will receive pro-rated salary, pension and FICA benefits based on the percentage of time worked. Accrual of vacation and sick leave credit will also be pro-rated.

      2. Professionals and salaried staff who work 75% or more in a twelve-month period will be eligible to receive all other benefits available to full-time employees:

        • Maintenance of full flexible benefit coverage by the University; employee pays his/her share of the cost.

        • Full tuition remission, seventeen (17) credit hours per semester, for two family members including dependent children and spouse, enrolled as a full- time matriculated undergraduate student(s).

        • Maximum of six course fee waivers per calendar year for the employee, spouse or dependent child.

        • Annual wellness dollars set at $25 per fiscal year.

        • Opportunity, if eligible, to participate in the University mortgage loan program, the Tuition Exchange Program and if a non-resident, to be considered an in- state resident for tuition purposes.

      3. Professional and salaried staff who work less than 75% but 50% or more in a twelve-month period are considered permanent part-time employees and, as such, receive a reduced benefits package:

        • University contributions to the flexible benefits program are provided on the basis of percentage of time worked.

        • Tuition remission limited to half a full course load, eight and one half (8-1/2) credit hours per semester or one-half of the registration, whichever is less, for each of two family members including dependent children and spouse, enrolled as full- time matriculated undergraduate student(s).

        • Maximum of three course fee waivers per calendar year for the employee, spouse or dependent child.

        • Annual health examination allowance set at $75 per fiscal year and annual wellness dollars set at $25 per fiscal year.

        • No opportunity to participate in the University mortgage loan program, the Tuition Exchange Program or if a non- resident, to be considered an in-state resident for tuition purposes.

Submitted by: Labor Services