Period of Annual Service

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[The following was approved on May 4, 1995, in accordance with provisions set forth in SIU Board of Trustees 2 Policies C.]

Appointments may be made on either an academic- or fiscal-year basis. The duration of an academic-year appointment may be for all or any portion of the 9-month academic year beginning on August 16 and ending on May 15. The duration of a fiscal-year appointment may be for all or any portion of the fiscal year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30. A fiscal-year appointment should be made for a full 12 months only if it meets the following criteria:

  1. The position has year-round responsibilities with the services performed being in demand 12 months per year.
  2. The need for the position is normally not
    1. dependent on the presence of students on campus;
    2. tied to the academic calendar;
    3. driven by seasonal factors such as weather.
  3. The appointment must be justified by the workload and not simply by availability of funds.