The following guidelines apply for Temporary and Per Diem staff members in Legacy UMDNJ positions:

Temporary Staff Member

Temporary Full-time Status: Hired to fill a position for a relatively short period of time, not to exceed twelve (12) months, and regularly work thirty-five (35), thirty-seven and one-half (37.5) or forty (40) hours each week. Exempt staff are expected to work a minimum of 37.5 hours each week.  After six (6) months of continuous employment, benefit time accruals apply.

Temporary Part-time Status: Hired to fill a position for a relatively short period of time, not to exceed twelve (12) months, and regularly work:

  • 20 hours or more per week, but less than a full time equivalent; or
  • Less than 20 hours per week.

Staff members in this classification are not eligible for benefits. A temporary staff member who later assumes regular status shall not be credited with service for employment during the temporary period and assumes the hire date on which regular status is effective.

NOTE: If temporary positions exceed twelve (12) months, benefits requirements may change.

Per Diem Staff Member

Per Diem Status: Per diem staff members are hired to work a limited number of hours each month on an “as needed” basis. Staff members in this classification generally work a maximum of two (2) days per week and are not eligible for holidays, benefit time accruals or health benefits. If a per diem staff member regularly works more than the authorized days per week, per diem status may not apply. In these cases, the departmental supervisor is responsible for contacting the assigned Human Resources Generalist to initiate a change in the employment status of such staff.

Student Employment

  1. A student who is hired to work in the Work-Study Program through the University's Office of Student Financial Aid or other University affiliated programs.
  2. External students may be hired by departments to work as student assistants that are put on the payroll as employees.