Temporary/Variable Hour Employees FAQs

Questions related to temporary/variable hour employees' eligibilities. 

Are temporary/variable hour employees eligible to apply for jobs posted as department or NAU only?
No.  Temporary/variable hour employees are not eligible for applying for department or NAU only postings.
What types of paid time off are temporary/variable hour employees eligible for?
Temporary/variable hour employees are not eligible for emergency leave, paid vacation leave, or paid sick leave.
Do temporary/variable hour employees receive healthcare insurance benefits?
No. Temporary/variable hour  employees are not eligible for healthcare insurance benefits; however, they can enroll in supplemental retirement plans.
Are temporary/variable hour employees eligible for primary retirement plans?
Yes.  Temporary/variable hour employees may be subject to Arizona State Retirement System participation if they work 20 hours per week for 20 weeks or more in a fiscal year. 

Questions related to temporary/variable hour employment procedures and expectations.

What types of employment procedures are temporary/variable hour employees subject to?
Temporary/variable hour employees may be subject to background investigations prior to employment with NAU.
Should temporary/variable hour employees promote safety?
Yes.  Temporary/variable hour employees are expected to promote safety for other variable hour employees, students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Can temporary/variable hour employees use the university property for personal use?
No.  All employees are expected to use any university property strictly for University business.
What types of training are available for temporary/variable hour employees?