Human Resources : Categories of Employment
All employees in the VCCS are State employees. Personnel are further categorized as follows:
12 Month Administrative Faculty
Administrative faculty performs work related to the management of the educational and general activities of the college, department, or division. All administrative faculty are normally employed on a twelve-month basis beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30. Twelve-month administrative faculty personnel are assigned a faculty rank for which they qualify.
12 Month Professional Faculty
Professional faculty are individuals holding non-teaching positions with continuing responsibilities, employed on a twelve-month basis beginning July 1 and ending on June 30. All professional faculty are assigned a faculty rank for which they qualify. Librarians and Counselors are professional faculty. Colleges may also designate Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, and Administrative Officer level positions as professional faculty.
9 Month Teaching Faculty
Full-time teaching faculty (including program heads and assistant division chairs) are normally on nine-month appointments which include the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. All assistant division chairs and program heads are appointed as teaching faculty. Such appointments are made at the discretion of the individual college.
Classified Employees/Support Staff
Classified employees/support staff are employees who occupy positions that are listed in the Commonwealth’s Compensation Plan, and who are covered by the Virginia Personnel Act as found in Chapter 10, Title 2.1 of the Code of Virginia, once they have completed the probationary period.
Restricted appointments are individuals holding a restricted appointment to instructional, administrative, professional or classified/support staff positions. A restricted appointment is an appointment to a position that is funded in whole or in part by non-State revenues, or has been accepted under special conditions, or that is identifiable as non-continuing in nature. Persons holding restricted positions may or may not have faculty rank.
Adjunct faculty are employed to teach less than a normal faculty load or to teach less than a full session on a semester by semester or summer term basis. The adjunct faculty contract contains no guarantee of continued employment.
Wage Employees (1500 hour employees)
Wage employees are employees not covered b the Virginia Personnel Act (also referred to as hourly) who are non-exempt for the purpose of overtime compensation, and who are used to supplement the work force during seasonal or temporary workloads, to provide interim replacements, or to perform short-term projects, or other jobs that do not require full-time classified employees. Wage employees are limited to working 1500 hours per agency in a specific 365 day period of time.