On-Call and Temporary Employees
On-Call employees are employed on an intermittent basis to work special events and peak work periods, to fill in for an absent employee, or in other occasional circumstances. Hours worked are typically irregular and non-repetitive in nature.
Temporary employees are hired to fill a specific departmental need for pre-defined period of time, typically not to exceed six months. Hours of work may be either full-time or part-time, but are established and repetitive in nature throughout the period of employment.
Temporary and On-Call employees who work a Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) of .26 (appointment of 26%) or 130 hours or more per quarter, are eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make ERB contributions. Additionally, as the employer, UNM is required to contribute the Employer Rate for each of these employees.
Certain Temporary employees (including Adjunct Faculty) hired for a minimum of three months with an appointment of 75% or greater are eligible for health coverage. See UAP 3600: Eligibility for Employee, Retiree, and Dependent Benefits Plans. Temporary employees classified as Student, On-Call employees, and Non-Credit Teachers are not eligible for health coverage.
On-call and temporary employees who are active at the time of the annual mass salary update may, at the discretion of the department, receive an hourly pay increase at that time provided that the increase is within the guidelines established for regular employees. In these cases, the department must submit a separate request for each individual employee to HR for approval.