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University Staff Employment Category


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The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) approved a new policy that has enabled ASU to create a new category of staff employees called University Staff. This new category took effect July 1, 2013. Service Professionals and non-faculty Administrators who were employed by ASU on June 30, 2013, were recategorized as University Staff on July 1, 2013. All new staff employees (except police officers below commander level) will be hired as University Staff.

University Staff are employed at will. In other words, the need for year-to-year appointments has been eliminated for staff positions. University Staff will be employed without an express contract of employment for a defined period of time. This new category will greatly streamline HR policies and processes for staff employees and for managers.

This change does not affect compensation, benefits, training or career development opportunities for any current ASU employee, regardless of employment category.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

SPP 216 Layoff for University Staff

SPP 301: University Staff

SPP 808: Performance Management for University Staff

SPP 1010: Termination of University Staff Employment


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