• It is University policy that non-student hourly (temporary) employment be restricted to those individuals employed to meet unexpected work-loads, to fill a vacant position while the department evaluates their needs for a permanent replacement, or to provide short-term assistance (seasonal workers, returning retirees helping to train their replacement, etc.).
  • In any 12-month period (April 2019 to March 2020, for instance) a non-student hourly employee may work only 9 months – this is a per-employee limit so work in one or more departments counts toward the employee’s limit, except when a Student at Other Institution form is provided.
  • Non-student hourlies are covered by Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Unemployment Insurance (HR Manual, p. 1-22), and must complete either the PERA Member form or the PERA Exclusion form
  • Non-Student Hourly Training

Job Titles

  • Non-student hourly employees may be hired in a classified or non-classified job class except those listed below. Those hired with a state classified job class must be paid at the grade minimum. Pay grades do not apply to non-classified job classes.

Non-Student Hourly Job Exclusions

Job Class TitleJob Class Number
Any Student Job Classification999xxx
Assistant Professor007480
Associate Professor007450
Clinical Psychology Intern009930
Cooperative Graduate Asst009985
CVMBS Summer Researcher009970
FGT Postdoctoral009991
FGT Predoctoral009992
Graduate Assistant009980
Master Instructor007514
Postdocoral Fellow009990
Senior Instructor007512
Veterinary Clinician009960
Veterinary Intern009940


  • Regular Wages
    • Non-student hourly employees cannot be paid less than minimum wage.
  • Overtime
  • Compensatory Time, Shift Differential, Call-Back Pay
    • Non-student hourly employees are not eligible for compensatory time, shift differential, or call-back pay.
  • Paid & Unpaid Time Off
    • Non-student hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off such as vacation, sick leave, or paid holidays.

Student at Other Institution

  • A Non-Student Hourly may be exempt from the nine-month work limit if they qualify as a student at another institution. Students must be enrolled in a Colorado high school or any institution of higher education on a regular basis, at least half time, in a program that is working towards a degree or certification. Verification of student status should be submitted to the HR Records by February or October for the school term of the year using the Verification of Student Status form.