Continuing (Policies of the Board of Trustees, Title B)
Continuing appointment is the appointment to a position of academic rank which shall not be affected by changes in such rank and shall continue until resignation, retirement, or termination. It is granted by the Chancellor after recommendation by the President. Faculty are eligible upon completion of seven years of service in the academic rank of Assistant Professor, Senior Assistant Librarian, Assistant Librarian. Faculty in the ranks of Professor, Associate Professor, Librarian, or Associate Librarian are eligible upon initial appointment or thereafter (upon the completion of three consecutive years of service, further employment must be on the basis of continuing appointment).
Management/Confidential professional appointments (administrative) are at the discretion of the President and are not represented by a union. The M/C group, as defined by the Taylor Law, includes New York State employees with a variety of backgrounds and expertise, encompassing a broad range of occupations. In this group are policy-making managers, middle managers, and specialists in fields as diverse as education, law, computer science, medicine, administrative support, and law enforcement. The Taylor Law, while it authorizes collective negotiations for most of New York State's public employees, does not permit M/C employees to organize or to bargain collectively on terms and conditions of employment due to the nature of the work their positions require, as defined by that law. More information can be found at NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER).
An appointment may not be offered to a new employee without completing a search or obtaining a search waiver from Equity and Diversity.
Permanent (Policies of the Board of Trustees, Title C)
Permanent appointment may be granted to a professional employee who has completed seven consecutive years of full-time service (including temporary) in a professional title, provided the last two or more years have been in the same budget title. Employees serving in titles designated as Appendix A, B or C of the Policies are not eligible for permanent appointment. Part-time service and periods of leave at partial salary or without salary is not included in the computation. The granting of prior service credit (up to 3 years) may shorten the timeline to permanent appointment. This recommendation requires the approval of the President and the Chancellor.
Probationary (Policies of the Board of Trustees, Title E)
A probationary appointment must be granted for a one-year period to a professional employee holding a professional title when the employee is appointed to a different professional title. A probationary appointment may be terminated at any time, in which case the employee shall return to the previous budget title for at least the unexpired portion of the prior term appointment in that title. A probationary appointment recommendation requires the approval of the President.
Temporary (Policies of the Board of Trustees, Title F)
An appointment which may be terminated at any time. Temporary appointments ordinarily shall be given only when service is to be part-time, consistent with section 2 of Title D, Article XI, voluntary, or anticipated to be for a period of one year or less, or when an employee's initial appointment in the University is made to a position vacated by a professional employee who is serving a probationary appointment pursuant to Title C, section 5, or Title D, section 6. A temporary appointment is also appropriate whenever a position has been vacated by an employee on approved leave.
Term (Policies of the Board of Trustees, Title D)
A term appointment is an appointment for a specified period, usually one year but not more than three years, that automatically expires at the end of that period unless ended earlier because of resignation, retirement, or termination. Most term appointments are renewable on an annual basis for the first seven years leading to permanency, if eligible. Further employment of a part-time employee beyond four (4) consecutive semesters in a professional title shall be a term appointment. Non-renewal notice dates are a minimum of 45 days for part-time, 3 months for first-year full-time term employees, 6 months for second-year full-time term employees, and one year for full-time term (third-year and beyond) employees.
A term appointment may not be offered to a new employee without completing a search or obtaining a search waiver from Equity and Diversity.
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