University Staff

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As a result of UCAP, there will be a new University Staff employment category. Here is how the University Staff employment category compares with the Classified and Appointed categories. 

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University Staff Comparison (Paid Leave)

Note: This information is based on 1.0 FTE. In addition, employees will not earn paid leave when on an unpaid leave of absence.

 

Current Classified Staff

Current Appointed Staff

University
Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacation
Accrual

First two years continuous service:

11 days/year
(3.38 hours/pay period)

Third & fourth year continuous service:

16 days/year
(4.92 hours/pay period)

Five or more years continuous service:

22 days/year
(6.77 hours/pay period)

All years continuous service:

22 days/year
(6.77 hours/pay period)

All years continuous service:

22 days/year
(6.77 hours/pay period)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacation
Carryover

First two years continuous service:

132 hours/year 

Third & fourth year continuous service:

192 hours/year

Five or more years continuous service:

264 hours/year

 

All years continuous service:

264 hours/year

All years continuous service:

264 hours/year

 

University Staff Comparison (Retirement)

All new hires into the University Staff employment group will have the option to elect either the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). Classified employees who choose to transition to University Staff will have the option to switch from ASRS to ORP or remain in ASRS. Appointed Professionals have already had the opportunity to select either ASRS or ORP and will not have the option to change retirement plans

 

Current Classified Staff

Current Appointed Staff

University
Staff

 

 

 

 

Choices

ASRS

ASRS or ORP

ASRS or ORP

 

University Staff Comparison (Policy)

 

Current Classified Staff

Current Appointed Staff

University
Staff

 

 

 

 

Layoff, Release, Nonrenewal and Separation

Non-probationary employees will receive a 30-calendar-day layoff notice whenever feasible.

Academic professional employees funded by the state receive at least 90 day notice (The notice is 30 days if position is nonstate funded or if the nonrenewal is due to reorganization or loss of funding).

The employee will receive as much notice as possible. The University will follow the Separation from Employment Policy, Reorganization or Reduction in Force Guidelines, and Performance Management Guidelines. The Division of Human Resources will oversee, and must approve, all separations.

 

 

 

 

Coaching, Performance Management, Corrective Action and Progressive Discipline

Except in special circumstances, employees go through a process of progressive discipline to improve job performance and/or compliance with departmental and University policies prior to discharge.

Employees receive regular performance management feedback and coaching.

Employees receive regular performance management feedback and coaching. The University Police Department will follow the Police Bill of Rights.

 

 

 

 

Probationary Period

Newly hired or rehired employees serve an initial probationary period of at least 6 months.

No probationary period.

No probationary period (with the exclusion of University Police Officers).

 

 

 

 

Disputes related to Separation from Employment

If an employee is unable to informally resolve his or her concern, he or she may initiate a dispute resolution request through the Staff Dispute Resolution Procedure.

If an employee is unable to informally resolve his or her concern, he or she may initiate a grievance through the UHAP Grievances and Hearings policy.

A University Staff employee who believes they were separated from employment in violation of University or public policy may dispute the separation decision by notifying the Division of Human Resources in writing.