11.0 Definitions and Abbreviations
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
Department: Department, for layoff purposes, is defined as a budgetary unit with a unique organizational (ORGN) number. Department also identifies an employee’s home department.
Externally Funded Position: A position funded externally by sources other than a grant, with a defined project scope and timeline.
EEO: Equal Employment Opportunity
FLSA: Fair Labor Standards Act
FTE (Full-Time Equivalent): The percentage of a full-time position routinely worked.
Grant Funded Position: A position that is funded by a grant.
Layoff: A separation of employment due to, but not limited to, the abolishment of a position or positions necessitated by a shortage of funds, lack of work or a material change in the duties of the position, or an organizational change in a department or division.
OJI – On-the-job injury.
Probationary Employee: A staff employee who has not completed a probationary period, normally defined as the first six months of employment, but may be longer, or a three-month probationary period required when a staff employee transfers to a new department.
Recall: The action of a staff employee returning to work in the same position within one year of being laid off.
Regular Employee: An employee in a budgeted position.
Seniority Date: The most recent date of hire as an employee without a break in service. Student employment is not applicable in determining seniority date.
Staff Employee: An employee in a non-faculty and non-executive/administrative/managerial type position is considered staff.
Temporary Employee: An employee in a non-budgeted position.