Temporary Employees

State personnel board rules and university policy provide for temporary employment for work assignments that are short term in nature. A university temporary employee is an individual hired directly by a campus department who is paid through the university payroll system. University temporary positions may be filled without a formal recruitment or search process. Temporary employment on campus is limited to nine months.

Departments also have the option to hire temporary employees through a temporary agency. In those cases, the department must contact the temporary employment agency to request a worker. The temporary worker is paid by the agency and the university is billed by the agency. The university has contracts with several temporary employment agencies. Units who wish to use a temporary agency are required to use agencies that are approved by the Procurement Service Center.

Essential Steps:

Temporary positions require a Job Description in CU Careers whether or not you plan to search for an individual to fill the position. You may use the following link for assistance with planning. You will be required to request the position with an ePAR POS transaction in HCM; a Step-by-Step guide is available on the Employee Services website. Please include the Request to Fill information in the Comments box on page 1 of the ePAR POS transaction.

Create a Job Description

Post Job on CU Careers

Conduct Search