Human Resources Department

Public Service Center
250 South 4th Street, Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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(612) 673-2282

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Patience Ferguson, Chief HR Officer

9.01 Purpose

9.02 Temporary Employment (Uncertified) (CSC 8/8/96)

9.03 Temporary Assignment (Detail) (CSC 8/8/96)

Rule 9 - Temporary Employment and Assignment

9.01 Purpose

The purpose of Rule 9 is to allow City departments the flexibility to temporarily employ persons or to temporarily assign employees to different job classifications within the merit principles. (CSC 2/24/09)

The Human Resources Department has the authority to audit temporary employment or temporary assignments, and to direct the department to terminate such temporary employment or temporary assignments. (CSC 8/8/96) (CSC 2/24/09)

The provisions of the Rule will apply to all employees in the classified service except those employees who are members of a recognized bargaining unit and whose collective bargaining agreement specifies otherwise. (CSC 2/24/09)

9.02 Temporary Employment (Uncertified) (CSC 8/8/96)

The guidelines for temporary employment are listed below:

A. The Department may employ, on a temporary basis, non-city employees for periods up to six calendar months, when either of the following conditions exist: (CSC 6-25-92)

1. The vacancy is pending appointment from a list of eligible candidates. (CSC 3/14/02)

2. The vacancy is of a temporary nature.

B. Extensions beyond six months may occur under the following conditions:

1. Replaces an employee on a leave of absence, or,

2. Is needed if the authorized position must first be classified and a list established, or,

3. Is intermittent or on-call and requires less than one thousand forty hours each year, or, (CSC 3/14/02)

4. Is funded by a grant or other independent funding or fixed duration, and,

5. Is consistent with the current labor agreement, if applicable.

C. Requests for temporary employment must be submitted to the Payroll Department in a timely fashion. It is the hiring department's responsibility to inform persons hired on a temporary employment status that such employment confers no permanent rights or status.

9.03 Temporary Assignment (Detail) (CSC 8/8/96)

The guidelines for temporary assignment are listed below.

A. City departments may assign city employees on a temporary basis up to one hundred eighty calendar days if one of the following conditions exist:

1. The vacancy is pending classification or appointment from a list of qualified candidates. (CSC 3/14/02)

2. The vacancy is of a temporary nature.

B. Any extensions beyond the one hundred eighty calendar days may occur under the following conditions:

1. Replaces an employee on a leave of absence, or,

2. Vacancy is of a temporary nature, and,

3. Consistent with the current labor agreement, if applicable.

C. It is the department's responsibility to inform the person approved for temporary assignment that the assignment does not confer any permanent change in status.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011