Employment Status

Summary of Policy

This policy describes the criteria for designation as a regular versus a temporary employee.

Affected Parties

All Groups

Policy Statement

Dartmouth College
Employment Policies and Procedures
Policy last updated:  January 25, 2012

Applies to: All employees

At Dartmouth, an employee has one of the following status categories:

  • Regular: An employee will have regular status if hired into a position that is expected to last at least nine months in a continuing capacity, year after year, and the work schedule meets the following requirements:
    • Full-time
      • Regularly scheduled hours of 37.5 to 40 hours a week.
    • Part-time
      • Regularly scheduled hours of less than 37.5 hours a week.
  • Temporary: Employees have a temporary status if working on an as needed basis, or when working either full or part-time with the understanding that the employment will normally terminate within nine months from the start date or completion of a specific assignment. Hours worked may fluctuate depending upon the needs of the particular department. Temporary employees are covered by Workers' Compensation, Social Security, and Unemployment Compensation. They are not eligible for Dartmouth College fringe benefits. They are paid only for hours worked.

Policy ID


Effective Date

January 25, 2012

Last Revised Date

January 25, 2012


Office of the President

Office of Primary Responsibility

Office of Human Resources (HR)

Last Reviewed Date

January 25, 2019

Next Review Date