(Approved by USM BOR on April 21, 2017; UMGC President on July 1, 2017)
Purpose and Applicability
This policy establishes the job groups of "Nonexempt" and "Exempt" for University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) employees based upon the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201, et seq. ("FLSA") for all UMGC Stateside Staff positions and job classes. This policy establishes employment status groups for Stateside and Overseas Staff employees. This policy does not apply to Faculty employees.
UMGC Stateside Staff Job Groups
Assignments to job groups shall be made in accordance with the FLSA's and implementing regulations' definitions and standards for designating positions as Nonexempt or Exempt.
The FLSA does not apply to Overseas Staff employees. Accordingly, the job groups of "Nonexempt" and "Exempt" do not apply to Overseas Staff employees.
This policy does not apply to Faculty employees or jobs; however, Faculty employees are considered Exempt under the FLSA.
Employment Status Groups
UMGC Nonexempt, Exempt, and Overseas Staff employees may be appointed to a Regular Status or a Contingent Status position.
Regular Status: Any position that is established as a line item and appears in the personnel detail of UMGC's budget. Stateside Staff employees on Regular Status are eligible for all benefits offered by UMGC Stateside, based on percentage of time worked. Overseas Staff employees on Regular Status are eligible for all benefits offered by the Division (Europe or Asia) for which the employee works, based on percentage of time worked.
Contingent Status: Any position established through a written agreement between UMGC and a person who shall provide personal services to UMGC for pay and for a specific period of time. Employees on Contingent Status shall not be eligible for the mandatory retirement plans offered through UMGC. Contingent employees are eligible for benefits only as defined in VII-1.40-GC – UMGC Policy on Contingent Status Employment or as otherwise mandated by applicable law, rules, or regulations.
Contingent I: This category is applicable to Stateside and Overseas Staff employees.
Contingent II: This category is only applicable to Stateside Staff employees.
Contingent III: This category is only applicable to Overseas Staff employees.
Designation of Full-Time and Part-Time Employment
Designation of full-time and part-time employment may be used for both Regular Status and Contingent Status Staff positions.
Full-Time Employment: The employee is scheduled to work a minimum of 40 hours per week (100% full-time equivalent (FTE)).
Part-Time Employment: The employee is scheduled to work less than 40 hours per week. Employees in this group must work a minimum of 20 hours per week (50% FTE) in order to be eligible for UMGC-subsidized benefits or stipend.
Part-time employees in Regular Status positions shall be eligible to participate fully in State of Maryland health benefits as provided by the State.
Part-time employees in Contingent II positions shall receive State of Maryland health benefits as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Part-time employees in Contingent III positions shall receive State of Maryland health benefits or comparable benefits.
The UMGC President has designated the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to administer this policy; to develop procedures as necessary to implement this policy; to communicate this policy to the UMGC community; and to post the policy and any applicable procedures on the UMGC website.
USM BOR VII-9.31: Policy on Establishment and Assignment of Staff Job Groups and Employment Status Groups
UMGC 0S 2.00: Policy on Assignment of Staff Employment Group