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.
Temporary positions require a brief Job Description, but they are not entered into Jobs at CU/PeopleAdmin. Use the Job Description template on the HR Forms page and include as an attachment to the Request to Fill email.
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