Staff positions are defined as positions assigned professional, paraprofessional, administrative, clerical, secretarial, technical, skilled crafts, service, or maintenance duties. For specific titles and duties associated with the Staff pay plan review the classifications below.
The university uses the appointment modifiers which define the conditions of an employee’s appointment. Such appointment modifiers apply to the appointment of a qualified employee unless otherwise stated and are subject to published guidelines and procedures of the university. See Appointment Modifiers & Descriptions for detailed definitions and information on Staff modifiers.
- Employees in these positions, after successfully completing a designated probationary period, gain regular status for the class which provides the employee with rights to remain in the class or to appeal certain adverse actions taken against the employee while serving in the class.
- Many Staff appointments are covered under collective bargaining. Most Staff are covered under AFSCME other than Law Enforcement Staff who are covered under PBA. Please see the Collective Bargaining pages for more information.
- Staff employees normally work 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. unless otherwise designated.
- Staff employees are eligible for state insurances, state retirement and a variety of other benefits. Please see the Benefits pages for more information.
- Staff employees accrue annual and sick leave, and may accumulate compensatory leave. Please see the Attendance & Leave pages for more information.
- Time Limited positions are funded by grant, contract, auxiliary or local funds and have a specific expiration date. Employees who are hired for such positions are eligible to attain permanent status with USF but are not entitled to retention or layoff rights as of the end date of the appointment or prior to that date if the funding source expires, is cancelled or is under-funded. These require additional steps to complete a hire. Please see Hiring Staff for more information.
- Staff employees should have an annual performance appraisal under the university's performance management process. Performance ratings can affect employee eligiblity for certain types of increase programs. Please see Performance Management under the Employee Relations pages for more information.