The following chart details the different employee types/employee classes to assist in understanding how the bonus/awards process works for each type of employee.
Classified employees usually qualify for all employee benefits, and are subject to the provisions of the Virginia Personnel Act.
Wage employment is defined as employment to meet seasonal, temporary, part-time, or casual workforce needs. Wage employees are not covered by the Virginia Personnel Act. Wage employees are limited to working 1,500 hours during a period of 365 consecutive days starting the first day a wage employee begins work. Employees do not receive benefits while on wage appointment except for worker's compensation and leave without pay for military service in the reserve components. Wage employees are eligible to participate in tax-sheltered annuities and the legal assistance plan.
Teaching & Research Faculty
Positions in this category have specific assignments that customarily require instruction, research, or public service as a principal activity. Examples include academic rank titles such as professor associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, or lecturer.
Administrative faculty require the performance of work directly related to the management of the educational and general activities of the institution, department, or sub-division. Incumbents in these positions have a reporting relationship normally no lower than three levels below the president.
Professional faculty require advanced learning and experience acquired by prolonged formal instruction and/or specialized work experience. This category is normally limited to librarians, counselors, coaches, lawyers, and other professional positions serving education, research, athletic, student affairs and development functions.
There are two types of student workers. Work study students are paid through a financial award, while student hourly employees are paid through general funds.