TAP No. 34: Appointment of Non-Faculty Employees



This policy applies to all full-time non-faculty staff. 


The purpose of this policy is to establish a standard for letters of appointment for newly hired non-faculty employees. 

I.  Overview

All administrative/professional and support appointments are subject to the terms of the University Charter, Bylaws, Executive Resolutions and the Mission Statement.

Full-time administrative/professional and support employees will be provided at the time of hiring a letter of appointment, which identifies or includes by reference to other documents, the terms and conditions of employment, a position description outlining responsibilities and the level of compensation. A copy of the letter of appointment must be signed by the appointee and returned to the writer and a copy must be sent to the Office of Human Resources for implementation of salary and benefits entitlement.  

A letter of appointment is not considered an employment contract. Employment is at the will of the University and is not an appointment for any specified period of time.

The appointment of an exempt employee may be terminated by the University for any reason.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources for a copy of the appropriate template letter.

II. Related Information

III. Violations

Violations of this policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to formal disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

IV. History

This policy was last updated in January 2016.

V. Ownership of Policy

Office of Human Resources