Definitions of Human Resources Terminology
Internal Audit Division, Oregon University System
Individual Account Program
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. Obtain permission from OAAEO before you submit your action to the HR Liaison.
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.
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. Obtain this approval before forwarding your action to the HR Liaison.
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