Definition of Terms

Handbook of Operating Procedures 5-9999

Definition of Terms

The University of Texas at Austin
Executive Sponsor: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
June 1, 1991

 


 

Defined below are words and phrases as assigned concerning all personnel policies, procedures, and transactions within the classified service of The University.

 

Demotion

 

A demotion is an involuntary change in duty assignment of an employee in one classification to a position in another classification with a lower minimum rate of pay.

 

Position

 

A group of current duties and responsibilities assigned or delegated by competent authority, that requires the full or part-time employment of one person.

 

Probation

 

Refer to 5-2230.

 

Promotion

 

A change in duty assignment of an employee from a position in one classification to a position in another classification with a higher minimum rate of pay.

 

Regular Employee

 

An employee compensated on a monthly, weekly or hourly basis for four and one-half months or more and appointed to work 20 or more hours per week as part of the regular working force of The University.

 

Suspension

 

  1. With Pay:

A temporary removal from the position to which the employee was appointed, without a resulting loss of pay. Generally, this action is taken to allow for investigation.

 

  1. Without Pay:

A temporary removal from the position to which the employee was appointed, with a resulting loss of pay. Generally, this is a disciplinary action.

 

Transfer

 

A change in duty assignment of an employee from one position to another position (in the same or different classification) with the same minimum rate of pay.

 

Trainee

 

An employee whose initial period of employment is for the purpose of training to the level of skill or experience required by the official University job description for a particular classification. For information regarding salary for an employee in a "trainee status," see 5-2220.

Previously HOP 9.08