Full Time / Part Time
Probationary / Training Period
The first 60 days of a person's full-time employment at Webster are a probationary or training period. During this period an employee's abilities and work performance are evaluated by the supervisor. If for any reason, on or before the end of this 60-day period, it is determined that an employee is not suited for the job for which he or she was hired, or if the employee decides it is not the position he or she wants, the employment can be terminated at that time.
Full-Time & Reduced-Time Employee Definitions
A full-time employee is normally one who works 37½ hours per week. A reduced-time employee works at least 30 but less than 37½ hours per week. For the purpose of determining eligibility for and computing of employee benefits, an employee who is authorized, through payroll documentation, to work 30 hours or more per week is considered a full-time employee.
Part-Time & Temporary Employee Definitions
A part-time employee is one who is authorized, through payroll documentation, to work fewer than 30 hours per week. A temporary employee is one who is not expected to become a permanent employee but is authorized to work for a specific time period.
Temporary employees are not eligible for employee benefits except Social Security, Workers' Compensation Insurance and jury duty pay. Part-time employees receive not only these benefits, but are also eligible to participate in the tax-deferred annuity plan. In addition, part-time employees budgeted to work at least 1,000 hours per year are eligible to participate in the Defined Contribution plan, but will not receive the University match until after completion of one year of part-time service working 1000 or more hours.
Part-time employees who are normally scheduled to work on a day when the University observes a holiday or has an emergency closure will be paid for that time based on their regularly scheduled hours and days. Additionally, if the board approves a Merit Personal Day for the fiscal year, part-time employees are eligible to earn a Merit Personal Day awarded during yearly reviews. Employees will be paid for the Merit Personal Day based upon the employee's budgeted, standard hours per pay period divided by 10 working days.
Part-Time or Temporary Employees Who Become Full-Time
If an employee who has worked temporary or part-time becomes full-time, he or she must complete 60 days of full-time employment before eligibility for paid sick time and must complete 6 months of full-time employment before eligibility for paid vacation and personal time.
All overtime work will be assigned and approved by the supervisor. Time off for holidays or bad weather is to be considered as time worked for figuring overtime pay. If an hourly employee is requested by a supervisor to work on a holiday, the employee will receive holiday pay plus his or her regular rate of pay for hours worked.
Employees Leaving Webster & Returning to Full-Time Employment
If a full-time employee who was employed at the University for a minimum of 60 days returns to work full time at Webster after having resigned, he or she is eligible for fringe benefits at the first of the month following the re-hire date, subject to enrollment requirements of outside insuring agencies. Previous full-time years of service will be recognized to determine vacation benefits.
An employee is expected to give two weeks written notice to their supervisor prior to resigning from the University.
Termination of Employment
To guarantee that all employees are treated fairly, the University has a formal process to follow when it is necessary to terminate an employee. However, the University reserves the right to terminate employment immediately, in which case, two weeks pay will be provided. Please contact the Human Resources Office for additional information.
Webster University is committed to the on-going development of its staff and to providing an environment and resources to allow employees to develop and grow within the organization. Full-time and part-time staff in the U.S. are eligible to participate in the Staff Development Policy.
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