Definitions

Title:  ARLS Personnel Policy: Definitions - Absence  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017

Absence -- Failure to report for work at the scheduled time or to remain at work as scheduled; includes late arrivals and early departures as well as not reporting at all for a scheduled work shift.

Employee Classifications

Title:  ARLS Personnel Policy: Definitions – Employee Classifications: Full-Time Salaried Employee  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017
  • Full-Time Salaried Employee: An employee who is regularly scheduled to work forty hours per week or who is an exempt employee, and who is eligible for all library benefits, including health insurance (subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit plan).
Title:  ARLS Personnel Policy: Definitions – Employee Classifications: Part-Time Salaried Employee  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017
  • Part-Time Salaried Employee: An employee who is regularly scheduled to work from 20 - 39 hours per week is eligible for retirement benefits and pro-rated leave benefits. Employees working 30 hours per week are also eligible for health insurance benefits (subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit plan) but those working 29 hours per week or fewer are not eligible for health insurance benefits.
Title:  ARLS Personnel Policy: Definitions – Employee Classifications: Hourly Part-time Employee  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017
  • Hourly Part-time Employee: An employee who is regularly scheduled to work fewer than 20 hours per week; these employees are not eligible for any benefits provided by the library.
Title:  ARLS Personnel Policy: Definitions – Employee Classifications: Temporary Employee  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017
  • Temporary Employee: An employee who is hired for an assignment of limited duration (usually no more than one year), typically as an on-call substitute for absent staff, or to assume an interim role, to temporarily supplement the work force, or to assist in completion of a specific project. Employment beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in position status, and temporary employees retain the temporary status unless and until notified of a change. Depending on the position, a temporary employee can be either non-exempt or exempt, and either full-time or part-time. Eligibility to receive benefits is subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit plan.
Title:  ARLS Personnel Policy: Definitions – Employee Classifications: Exempt Employee  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017
  • Exempt Employee: A salaried employee in a position that is exempt from the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). Exempt employees typically perform a job involving a higher level of responsibility, independence, expertise, or decision-making authority. Exempt employees are excluded from specific provisions of federal and state wage and hour laws, and are not required to be paid overtime compensation. The library will follow current United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division rules concerning FLSA designations to determine which employees are considered exempt.
Title: ARLS Personnel Policy: Definitions – Employee Classifications: Non-Exempt Employee  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017
  • Non-Exempt Employee: An employee in a position that is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Non-exempt employees are subject to wage and hour laws and must account for all hours and fractional hours worked to ensure payment in accordance with those laws. The library will follow current United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division rules concerning FLSA designations to determine which employees are considered non-exempt.
Title:  ARLS Personnel Policy: Definitions – Family member  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017

Family member: For the purposes of sick leave, the immediate family is defined as parent, child, spouse, domestic partner, or legal dependent, including step-family relationships. For the purposes of bereavement leave, the family definition is expanded to include grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and all corresponding in-law and step-family relationships. Pets or other animals are not included.

Title:  ARLS Personnel Policy: Definitions – Tardiness  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017

Tardiness: Failure to report and to begin working at the scheduled time, including returning from breaks.

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