2.051 Temporary Employment
The District often has need for temporary employees, to fill already existing positions on an interim basis or to fill short term temporary needs. Temporary employees shall be interim or OPS.
(1) Interim Employees in Vacant Authorized Positions. An existing authorized position in which the person regularly employed is on unpaid leave for an extended period of time, may be filled on a temporary basis with an interim employee. Persons filling existing positions for a period of one (1) month or longer will earn sick leave at the rate of one (1) day per month. If the incumbent's original approved leave of absence is six months or less, the replacement should not be enrolled in the Florida Retirement System; provided, however, that if such incumbent's leave of absence is extended beyond six months, the replacement should be enrolled in the Florida Retirement System from the first day of the month following the extension of the incumbent's leave of absence. If the incumbent's approved leave of absence is more than six months, the replacement should be enrolled in the Florida Retirement System from the date of initial hire.
(2) OPS Non-Instructional Employees. Other Personal Services temporary employment is to be used for the accomplishment of short term tasks. In such event, the Superintendent may recommend, and the Board may appoint, employees who will be compensated from an OPS account. No individual so employed shall be issued a contract. Such employees shall serve at the pleasure of the Superintendent and may be terminated without cause. Individuals employed on an OPS temporary basis shall be placed in accordance with a previously approved job classification. Such individuals shall be paid at the rate for their classification and experience and shall not be eligible for fringe benefits (except for those individuals otherwise regularly employed by the District) unless otherwise provided by Board policy or appropriate collective bargaining agreement. OPS employees are not covered by the bargaining agreements (unless otherwise covered as a regular employee); however, they are expected to abide by procedures or work rules appropriate to bargaining unit employees in that classification. OPS Temporary employees are not eligible for overtime or compensatory time. Individuals employed in the following categories are subject to the following additional provisions:
(a) Classified, Classroom Support and Painter's OPS Employees. Individuals may be appointed to work OPS in noninstructional positions only for a period of less than four months in any twelve month period and are not to be enrolled in the Florida Retirement system.
(b) Student Employees and Work Study Employees. Individuals enrolled in approved work study programs in the secondary schools of the district or at Lively, or individuals who are full-time students in post-high school education institutions may be appointed for a fiscal year. Full-time student status shall be as defined by the institution where the student is enrolled. at least once each fiscal year the student shall provide proof that full-time student status exists. Said employees are not eligible for fringe benefits or participation in the state retirement system. Service steps on the salary schedule will be granted when the employee completes a full year of service in the District. Such persons shall not be entitled to retirement contributions and such positions may only be filled by such students and work-study employees.
(c) Substitute Classified and Painter's Employees. The Superintendent may recommend, and the Board may approve, the appointment of individuals to noninstructional positions to be available for work as substitute employees. Such employees may be appointed only for a period of less than four months in any twelve (12) month period and are not to be enrolled in the Florida Retirement System.
(d) Day Labor Employees. Individuals may be appointed to work on a day labor basis for construction, renovating or remodeling on construction projects costing $100,000 or less, or for renovation and remodeling projects only which cost over $100,000, but do not exceed $200,000, if no bids are received after advertising in the manner prescribed by law. Such employees may be appointed only for a period of less than four months in any twelve month period and are not to be enrolled in the Florida Retirement System.
(3) Substitute Teachers. Such employees shall be appointed to be available to serve for a school year or remainder of a school year, but shall work only those days as called upon by an appropriate school or program administrator. The substitute shall be paid at the daily rate established by the Board for substitute teachers. In the event a substitute serves more than ten (10) consecutive days in the same substitute assignment, he or she must meet certification requirements and shall be appointed as a regular teacher including salary schedule placement and fringe benefits.
(4) Temporary Instructional Personnel. This category includes "hourly as needed" teachers and positions which are funded by grants. Temporary instructional personnel hired on an "hourly as needed" basis may be appointed to fill positions not exceeding one semester. Instructional personnel hired to fill positions funded by grants are entitled to retirement benefits if their employment is intended to last beyond four months, and such benefits shall begin on the date of initial hire.
(5) Consultants. Individuals may be engaged to provide certain services to the district on a consultant basis. These individuals are not employees of the district and are not eligible for benefits or membership in the Florida Retirement System. Reference Rule 22B-6.001(15), FAC.
(6) Temporary Employment Agency Services. Services of individuals needed on a temporary basis may be obtained through temporary service employment agencies. These individuals are not employees of the district and are not eligible for benefits or membership in the Florida Retirement System.
(7) The Superintendent will develop administrative procedures to implement this policy.
Statutory authority: 1001.41, F.S.
Law implemented: 1012.33 and 1012.27, F.S.
Date adopted: May 15, 1984
Date amended: March 28, 1989; June 27, 1989; November 7, 1989.