Definitions


Scope: Who is Covered by this Policy?

  • Faculty (those who have academic rank)
  • Instructional Staff (all those who teach including Faculty)
  • Unclassified Staff (administrative staff)

Policy

Ohio law specifies that all Miami University employees are part of the civil service of the state. Ohio law divides the civil service into classified and unclassified administrative employees. Miami subdivides the unclassified civil service into instructional staff and administrative staff. See Classified Staff.

Policies and rules affecting classified employees of Miami are administered by the Department of Human Resources. Information about these policies may be obtained from that office.

Fulltime Employee

A person whose customary annual appointment is longer than one semester for 30 or more hours per week or .75 FTE or greater. Full-time appointments are benefit eligible.

Note: Instructional staff do not earn vacation. In order to earn vacation, unclassified administrative staff must have an annual appointment of 1.0 FTE of at least ten (10) months duration.

Part-time Employee

A person whose customary annual appointment is longer than one semester but for less than 30 hours per week (.70 FTE or less). Part-time appointments are not benefit eligible.

Temporary Employee

A person whose customary annual appointment is for one semester or less. Temporary appointments are not benefit eligible.

Note: An employee who receives an appointment on or after July 1, 2014, specifying full-time status is eligible for benefits on the first day of the first month following the effective date of the appointment.

Immediate Family

Unless otherwise defined in a policy, immediate family includes the employee’s mother, father, brother, sister, biological or adopted child, spouse, grandparent, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparent-in-law, anyone who stood in loco parentis to the employee as a child, and other persons for whom the employee is legally responsible.

Retiree

A person who meets either of the following definitions:

  1. An employee who applies for and receives a service retirement benefit from an Ohio public employees retirement system (e.g., State Teachers Retirement System [STRS], Public Employees Retirement System [PERS]) or an employee with at least ten (10) years of full-time Miami service, who is a participant in the Miami University Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP), is age 59½, and who applies for and receives a retirement distribution from the ARP; or
  2. An employee who applies for a disability retirement benefit from an Ohio public retirement system or University-sponsored disability plan and whose application for that benefit has been approved.  (Note that individuals receiving a disability retirement benefit from an Ohio public retirement system  are deemed to be on a statutory leave of absence during the first five (5) years following the effective date of a disability retirement.)

Related Form(s)

Not Applicable.


Additional Resources and Procedures

Websites


FAQ

Not Applicable.


Policy Administration

Next Review Date

7/1/2023

Responsible Officer  

  • Interim Associate VP of HR
  • Director of Academic Personnel Services

Legal Authority  

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy

Yes

Recent Revision History

 Edited July 2019

Reference ID(s)

  • MUPIM 3.2
  • OAC 3339-3-02

Governance Authority

Not Applicable.