Temporary hire questionnaires are reviewed by Central Human Resources. Job codes to use are provided below and will be approved upon review.
Classified (job code P1A1XX)- Classified positions are governed by the State of Colorado and follow their classification and minimum qualifications procedures. Jobs in this series do not require a bachelor’s degree.
Professional (job code 2582) - In a professional position, the role involves the exercise of discretion, analytical skill, and judgment. Requires a bachelor’s degree, but an educational equivalency statement may be used in substitution of a degree.
Alternate Funding (job code 2702) - Grant, gift, and/or auxiliary funding. Jobs in this series do not require a bachelor’s degree.
Research (job code 1314) - Professional role with duties that involve conducting research. In a professional position, the role involves the exercise of discretion, analytical skill, and judgment. Requires a bachelor’s degree, but an educational equivalency statement may be used in substitution of a degree.
9 month temporaries are required to have a 4 month break before continuing in the same or similar position.
A temporary position must be posted if it will exceed 6 months.
A formal search process must be conducted when changing the position to permanent.
Any temporary hire hourly rate of $50 or more will be reviewed and approved by compensation to ensure we are maintaining internal equity with current employees in similar positions and are market competitive based on the job duties and minimum qualifications of the position. Please allow extra time for this process.
Retirees may be hired into temporary staff or faculty retiree positions and are a suitable hiring solution for limited term hiring needs. Occasions in which hiring a working retiree may be optimal includes:
Fill a vacancy while a recruitment process takes place;
Train, cross-train, transfer knowledge or act in a short-term mentoring role for a new incumbent;
Provide specialized knowledge or fill a specialized role on a limited or project basis.
If a department hires PERA retiree (CU or Non-CU), it is the retiree’s responsibility to notify the department and track hours worked to comply with PERA rules.
For Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) retirees can work a maximum 110 days or 720 hours per calendar year. When a retiree works more than 110 days or 720 hours, PERA will reduce the retiree’s monthly pension by a formula-set.
Retirees at the Ready Program
Periodically, job opportunities arise on a temporary basis for individuals that have unique university knowledge and skills. Central Human Resources maintains a list of working retirees that is distributed to hiring departments upon request.
For departments wanting to use the retiree list:
Hiring department requests to view the working retiree list by completing the Retiree List Request Form so HR-Ops can collect basic information
about what the job entails.
HR-Ops will match the job with a list of potential retirees in the needed skillset and forward that list to the hiring department.
Hiring departments can then reach out to retirees to discuss the opportunity
For individuals that retired from CU who are interested in work: