Limited Term Employment
Current Limited Term Employment Opportunities:
Limited Term Employment
If you are interested in Limited Term Employment (LTE) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, complete a UW Oshkosh LTE application form from the Human Resources office or telephone (920) 424-1166. Human Resources will keep this application on file for approximately six months. Limited Term Employment is temporary work that could last for one day or could continue for an extended period of time. This is temporary work and cannot "work into" permanent employment.
Current Limited Term Employment Opportunities:
Answers to Common Questions Asked by Limited Term Employees
What Are My Responsibilities As an LTE?
As an employee of the University you are responsible for the following:
Adhering to work rules.
Completing all payroll forms within the first three days of employment.
Signing an LTE acknowledgement form which explains the rights, limitations and benefits of limited term employment.
Contacting the Human Resources Manager if you are interested in more work when you are done with your assignment.
What Are My Possibilities of Continuing With LTE Employment?
You must inform the Human Resources Manager if you are interested in further employment. You will be given referral consideration for future limited term openings if you have the appropriate experience, qualifications, and an acceptable performance recommendation from your previous supervisor(s). You may be required to compete in the interview process upon referral to future openings.
How Will I Be Paid and when Do I Get My Pay Check?
The hourly wage is determined by Human Resources in accordance with the position's duties. State and federal taxes will be deducted from your pay based on earnings and the number of exemptions you have claimed on the W-4 form provided upon employment. Social Security will also be deducted.
Pay periods consist of a two week period starting on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday of the following week.
Time cards must be turned in to your supervisor each pay period. They are due in the Human Resources Office, Dempsey Hall room 328, by 10:00 a.m. on the second Friday of each pay period. Thirteen days later, on Thursday, you will receive your paycheck. Paychecks will be mailed to your home address or direct deposited for you.
As an LTE Am I Eligible for Any Benefits?
Generally, Limited Term Employees receive minimal benefits. Under certain circumstances, LTE's may be eligible for retirement and insurance coverage (see below).
LTE's are covered by Social Security. Social Security taxes will be deducted from your paycheck. The State of Wisconsin pays a matching share toward your Social Security coverage. The taxable wage base and tax rate are subject to periodic adjustments.
If you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for worker's compensation benefits. Contact the Worker's Compensation Coordinator at 424-2070 for more information.
LTE's are not eligible for sick leave, vacation or holiday pay.
What Is the Wisconsin Retirement System and How Do I Become Eligible?
The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) is a program where money is set aside each pay period and invested in the retirement plan. The intent of the program is to provide a retirement income for long-term employees of between 50% and 85% of their pre-retirement gross earnings. Long-term employment is considered to be 25 - 30 years of service or more.
After one year of employment, an LTE's hours will be monitored. We look at the person's total hours worked in the past 12 months. If at least 600 hours of service are generated in that 12 month period, the person becomes eligible for Wisconsin Retirement System.
When an LTE has more than one appointment, each appointment must pass the coverage test on its own unless the appointments begin on the same date. After one year, the monitoring will begin and all hours will be summed during the "look back" period. If the hours are 600 or more, the person is covered.
A member of the benefits staff monitors this program on a continuous basis and will notify you when you become eligible. She will meet with you to discuss the options available to you.
Retirement will be deducted from your earnings at a rate of 1.8% of your gross earnings. Your retirement account is being credited with 10% of your gross earnings. The State is paying the additional 8.2% for you. If you leave State Service and wish to withdraw your retirement account, you would receive 5%, called member's share, plus the interest the money has gained. You are not eligible for the other 5% unless your funds remain in the retirement account until age 55, at which time you are eligible for a retirement annuity.
Once you become eligible you will continue to pay into the retirement program as long as you are employed. If you have a break in employment of one year or more you will again need to meet the qualifications above to be eligible.
Once I Am on Retirement, Are There Any Additional Benefits?
When you are eligible for the retirement program you become eligible for three major insurance programs:
Group Health Insurance - You are eligible for Group Health Insurance immediately upon becoming a member of the WRS. After you have paid into the WRS for six months, as a State employee, a portion of the premium is paid by the State. This portion of the premium paid by the State is determined by the number of hours you work in a calendar year (between 600 and 1044 hours the State pays 45% of the premium, between 1044 and 2088 hours the State pays 90%).
Group Life Insurance - After completing six months under the Wisconsin Retirement System, you are eligible for the Group Life Insurance. The Group Life Insurance is a term life insurance and builds no cash value. Under this plan, you have insurance equal to your annual earnings rounded to the next higher thousand. The State pays approximately 55% of the cost of this insurance. An additional amount of insurance of 100%, 200%, 300%, 400% or 500% is available. You also have the option to carry spouse and dependent coverage. The Group Life Insurance provides for a paid-up policy at retirement (age 65 or older) with a reduced amount of coverage. You may obtain coverage by completing an application and returning it to the Human Resources Office within 30 days of completing six months under the retirement program.
Income Continuation Insurance - After completing six months under the WRS you are eligible for the Income Continuation Insurance. This insurance will pay approximately 75% of your gross salary if you should become disabled. There is a 22-day waiting period from the first date of disability before the insurance goes into effect. You pay the full premium which is determined by computing your average monthly salary and using Category 1 of the rate chart as shown in the Income Continuation brochure.
When you qualify for health insurance coverage with the State of Wisconsin you are eligible to participate in several additional insurance programs for which you would pay the full cost. At the time you become eligible, information on each benefit will be made available to you.
If I Am off Work for a Period of Time, How Do I Pay for My Insurance?
You must notify the payroll clerk (424-2070) any time you are going to be off the payroll for an entire pay period. You may be required to write a personal check to cover your premiums. If premiums are not paid in the proper pay period, it may result in cancellation of coverage. If you are covered by Group Health Insurance, this may result in having a 180-day waiting period for pre-existing conditions upon re-application for the coverage. If you are covered by life insurance you may have to prove insurability in order to re-apply.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer.
Employment will require a criminal background check. UW Oshkosh complies with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of arrest and/or conviction record.