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    Faculty Adjuncts

    Faculty

    Guidelines & Requirements

    General Guidelines

    After a search committee conducts a recruitment process, faculty appointments are recommended by the department chair or unit administrator to the appropriate dean or director. Deans and directors are delegated the presidential power of appointment for positions at the professor or equivalent and lesser ranks.

    In IFAS and the Health Science Center, the senior vice-president retains the power of appointment. For E&G units, the senior vice president/provost retains the power of appointment.

    Please visit the Academic Affairs Regulations and UFF CBA for more detailed information on faculty appointments.

    Requirements for New Hires

    When submitting the hire ePAF make sure you follow the New Hire Checklist and provide the required documents.

    ePAF approval may be delayed due to:

    • Letter of Offer
    • Background Check
    • I-9 Documentation
    • Employment of Relatives Petition (if applicable)
      • Required if a new employee is related to or living in the same household as a current employee in the same college/unit
    • Transcripts Confirming Degree
      • Degree equivalency will be required if terminal degree was awarded from an institution outside of the U.S.

    Additional Information on Degree Equivalencies (if applicable)

    Academic Credential Evaluation (ACE) is obtained from an organization which evaluates that the foreign education of a degree abroad is equivalent to the education of a U.S. degree.

    USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) requires a copy of an official ACE equivalency for degree(s) awarded outside the U.S.

    Departments should verify if the employee secured degree(s) in the U.S. or not. If the qualifying degree(s) was not earned within the U.S., the department should advise the employee that they will need to secure the ACE and provide a list to the employee of NACES Evaluation Agencies.

    The following companies are recommended by the immigration attorney:

    • FIS (Foundation for International Services, Inc.)
    • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

    Note: Any credentials not originally in English will also require official translations (employee’s personal translations are not permissible).

    Letter of Appointment

    Appointment letters inform new faculty members of what is expected of them in terms of teaching (including extension work), research (other creative activities), service, as well as any other specific requirements and/or other duties involved. This includes the need for quality scholarly activities in order to earn tenure and promotion. The letter should be followed with assignments that will promote productivity in the areas needed to earn tenure and promotion, particularly in the case of the assignment of junior faculty.

    Appointment Letter Requirements for New Faculty: 

    • FTE
    • Effective Date
    • Annual Salary
    • Position Number
    • Classification Title
    • E-Verify Statement
    • Benefits & Retirement Verbiage
    • Conditions of Appointment (UF Regulations)
    • Tenure Statement (Tenure accruing/Non-Tenure accruing)

    For more information and templates please review Appointment Letter Library.

    Enter Appointment in the System

    Creating the ePAF:

    • In myUFL, navigate to: Departmental Administration > ePAF Home Page > Start a New EPAF
    • Select the link titled Hire an Employee and enter the necessary information for the ePAF
    • Upload all the appropriate hiring documentation to the ePAF
    • Select the appropriate salary plan based on the appointment length
      • FA09- 09-month; 19.5 pay periods
      • FA10- 10-month; 21.8 pay periods
      • FA12- 12-month; 26.1 pay periods
      • FASU- Summer appointment; pay periods vary by summer term (see Payroll Schedule)
    Employment Changes

    Common Employment Changes:

    • FTE- Change in FTE
    • PAY- Change in salary
    • CJO- Change in job title/salary plan

    Employment changes such as the above require a letter detailing the change and must be signed by the employee and appropriate authority in the department/college.

    Voluntary FTE Change Request Form (If applicable)
    Changes in FTE for faculty appointments must be submitted for approval through the appropriate administrative channels and approved by the Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs prior to any FTE change. Changes to FTE may impact benefits, retirement contributions, and other benefits (see instructions on the form above).

    Terminations

    If the appointment is terminating, the correct reason codes must be used on the termination ePAF.

    The most common reason codes for Faculty salary plans are:

    • RES- Resignation
      • The employee must submit a letter stating their last day of employment and that they are resigning
    • RET- Retirement
      • The employee must submit a letter stating their last day of employment and that they are retiring
    • REM- Retirement with Emeritus
      • Letter of approval from the Provost is required; may be granted after their date of departure
      • Email ufhr-employment@ufl.edu to request an update to Emeritus status. Our office will update Job Data, Faculty Data, and add an Emeritus affiliation in Person Hub
    Transfers

    When transferring Faculty to another appointment, the best practice is to transfer the employee at the beginning of a pay period. If this is not possible, consider having the start date at the beginning of a pay week (Friday).

    • The use of the “leaving another job” box is important if there is no break in service
      • Contact their current department to communicate the transition before transferring their record over

    HR600 Form
    If the employee is being offered an additional appointment as OPS and they are currently in a retirement eligible position or their overall FTE will be above 1.0 then an HR600 form must be attached to the hire ePAF. 

    Adjuncts

    Guidelines & Requirements

    General Guidelines

    Adjunct faculty (OF) are types of faculty positions that are paid by non-state funds. These positions are always non-tenure accruing positions and they are temporary or short (one term at a time). 

    Please visit the Academic Affairs Regulations and UFF CBA for more detailed information on adjunct appointments. 

    Requirements for New Hires

    When submitting the hire ePAF make sure you follow the New Hire Checklist and provide the required documents.

    ePAF approval may be delayed due to:

    • Letter of Offer
    • Background Check
    • I-9 Documentation
    • Employment of Relatives Petition (if applicable)
      • Required if a new employee is related to or living in the same household as a current employee in the same college/unit
    • Transcripts Confirming Degree
      • Degree equivalency will be required if terminal degree was awarded from an institution outside of the U.S.

    Additional Information on Degree Equivalencies (if applicable)

    Academic Credential Evaluation (ACE) is obtained from an organization which evaluates that the foreign education of a degree abroad is equivalent to the education of a U.S. degree.

    USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) requires a copy of an official ACE equivalency for degree(s) awarded outside the U.S.

    Departments should verify if the employee secured degree(s) in the U.S. or not. If the qualifying degree(s) was not earned within the U.S., the department should advise the employee that they will need to secure the ACE and provide a list to the employee of NACES Evaluation Agencies.

    The following companies are recommended by the immigration attorney:

    • FIS (Foundation for International Services, Inc.)
    • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

    Note: Any credentials not originally in English will also require official translations (employee’s personal translations are not permissible).

    Entering Appointment in the System

    Creating the ePAF:

    • In myUFL, navigate to: Departmental Administration > ePAF Home Page > Start a New EPAF
    • Select the link titled Hire an Employee and enter the necessary information for the ePAF
    • Upload all the appropriate hiring documentation to the ePAF
    • Select the appropriate salary plan based on the appointment length
      • OF09- 09-month; 19.5 pay periods
      • OF12- 12-month; 26.1 pay periods
      • OFSU- Summer appointment; pay periods vary by summer term (see Payroll Schedule)
    Employment Changes

    Common Employment Changes:

    • FTE- Change in FTE
    • PAY- Change in salary
    • CJO- Change in job title/salary plan

    Employment changes such as the above require a letter detailing the change and must be signed by the employee and appropriate authority in the department/college.

    Terminations

    If the appointment is terminating, the correct reason codes must be used on the termination ePAF.

    The most common reason codes for Adjunct salary plans are:

    • ETJ- End of Temporary Job
      • Use this code when the appointee has reached an end on their program; the end date of their program should be provided on their offer letter
    • RES- Resignation
      • The employee must submit a letter stating their last day of employment and that they are resigning

    If the termination is for other reasons besides the end of their program, leave a comment on the ePAF explaining the reason for the termination.

    Transfers

    When transferring an Adjunct to another appointment, the best practice is to transfer the employee at the beginning of a pay period. If this is not possible, consider having the start date at the beginning of a pay week (Friday).

    • The use of the “leaving another job” box is important if there is no break in service
      • Contact their current department to communicate the transition before transferring their record over

    HR600 Form
    If the employee is being offered an additional appointment as OPS and they are currently in a retirement eligible position or their overall FTE will be above 1.0 then an HR600 form must be attached to the hire ePAF.