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An academic wage appointment is a short-term, non-recurring, work assignment that typically does not involve teaching responsibilities and has a duration of 90 calendar days or less. It is appropriate to use this appointment method when:
- The workload is intermittent/sporadic, but ongoing.
- A person is being placed into an "acting" appointment (those positions filled on a temporary basis to replace a regular, unclassified employee on leave).
- A current, regular status employee is provided an unclassified developmental opportunity (a temporary job assignment that allows an employee to gain new skills and experience relevant to his/her career goals).
ACTING appointments are those positions filled on a temporary basis to replace a regular unclassified employee on leave. The appointment method is to place the acting employee on an academic wage appointment, NOT a regular unclassified appointment. Acting appointments expected to last six months or longer require approval from the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.
INTERIM appointments are those positions filled on a temporary basis while a search is being conducted or reorganization is taking place. They require approval from the Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action if you want to place someone into the position through a non-competitive process. Follow the detailed instructions for completing a non-competitive search at http://oregonstate.edu/affact/hiring. You must submit a non-competitive “fill” action through the online recruitment system.
If the appointment is expected to last 90 days or less, the Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action may give you permission to place the interim employee on a short-term academic wage appointment. The appointment type is at the discretion of the OAAEO.
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Academic Wage Appointment (same as AW)