Teachers College
Columbia University

Temporary and Interim Appointments


POLICY 301.3


To establish Teachers College policy and procedure for the initiation and processing of employment arrangements for employees who are assigned to a position for a period of four (4) months or less.  

2.0  SCOPE

This policy applies to all professional staff.


The interpretation and administration of this policy shall be the responsibility of the Assistant Vice President, Human Resources. 


4.1  A temporary appointment is made for a professional staff position that is intended to be for a limited duration, not to exceed four (4) months.

4.2  Due to its expected duration, temporary appointments are not eligible for employment benefits.

4.3  The terms of a temporary appointment will accord with policy 301.

4.4  An interim appointment may be made for a TC student or for an assignment that is not professional, instructional or professorial and is limited to a maximum of nineteen (19) hours per week (unless the hire is to replace a specific employee on an authorized leave of absence, in which case the employment may continue on the interim payroll until the regular employee returns). 

4.5  If a department chooses to hire an interim appointee as a regular or temporary College employee, all normal College policies and procedures for hiring new employees apply.


Responsible office:  Human Resources

Last updated:  July 30, 2014

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