Full Time / Part Time

 Full-Time & Reduced Full-Time Employee Definitions

A full-time employee is normally one who works at least 37½ hours per week. A reduced-time employee works at least 30 but less than 37½ hours per week. Facilities Operations, Mail and Copy and Public Safety employees work a minimum of 40 hours per week. For the purpose of determining eligibility for and computing of employee benefits, an employee who is authorized via an Employee Record Form to work 30 hours or more per week is considered a full-time employee. 

Part-Time or Temporary Employees Who Become Full-Time

If an employee who has worked part-time becomes full-time, he or she must have 60 days of full-time equivalent employment before eligibility for paid sick, vacation and personal time. Subsequent accruals for paid time off will be based on this adjusted full-time service date. 

If an employee who has worked temporary becomes full-time, he or she must complete 60 days of full-time employment before eligibility for paid sick time, vacation and personal time.  

Rehire of Prior Webster Employees

If a full- or part-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 as governed by plan documents. If an employee returns within 12 months, previous full-time years of service will be recognized to determine paid time off benefits and adjusted full-time service date.

California employees, including adjunct faculty and team appointment employees, that separate employment and are rehired at one of the University’s campuses in the State of California within one year of the date of separation, will be reinstated with any previously accrued and unused sick time upon rehire for immediate use, in accordance with the California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, and any previous service will be recognized to determine sick pay benefits, and any waiting period thereof. 

Part-Time & Temporary Employee Definitions

A part-time employee is one who is authorized, through budget, to work fewer than 30 hours per week. For the purposes of sick leave benefits in accordance with the California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, California part-time and temporary employees may also include employees authorized for pay via a letter of appointment, such as for adjunct faculty assignments or team appointments (team appointments are typically issued for academic advisors and faculty coordinators). A temporary employee is one who is not expected to work more than nine months but is authorized to work for a specific time period.


Part-time and temporary staff employees are not eligible for employee benefits except Social Security, Workers' Compensation Insurance, Tax Deferred Annuity plan and jury duty pay. However, all California part-time and temporary employees, including adjunct faculty and team appointment employees, are also eligible for sick pay as specified under the “Sick Pay Policy for California Part-time and Temporary Employees” located under the “Sick Days” section of Employee Benefits.


In addition, part-time staff 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 staff employees who are normally scheduled to work on a day when the University observes a holiday or has an authorized closure will be paid for that time based on their regular schedule reflected in the automated time and attendance system.

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