2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Employment Categories

All positions are established by the District Board of Trustees at the recommendation of the college president.

Each employee is designated as either NON-EXEMPT or EXEMPT from federal and state wage and hour laws. NON-EXEMPT employees are entitled to overtime pay under the specific provisions of federal and state laws. EXEMPT employees are excluded from specific provisions of federal and state wage and hour laws. 

In addition to the above categories, each employee belongs to one of the following employment categories:

  • Regular full-time employees are those who are not in a temporary or part-time status and who are regularly scheduled to work CF's full-time schedule and participate in all approved employee benefits programs.
  • Part-time employees are those who are not assigned to a temporary or full-time status and who are regularly scheduled to work 25 hours or less per week. While they do receive all legally mandated benefits (such as Social Security and Workers' Compensation insurance), they do not participate in the regular benefits program established for full-time employees unless otherwise specified.
  • Administrative positions are officially designated by the District Board of Trustees. The primary and predominant duties of such positions involve the principal executive and managerial decision-making functions and responsibilities of the college. The duties of such positions shall include: (1) planning, directing, developing, organizing, and utilizing college personnel, material, financial, and facilities resources; and (2) directing, scheduling, managing and supervising other employees. Administrative positions include the president, vice president(s), associate vice president(s), dean(s), associate dean(s), executive director(s) and director(s).
  • Professional/Career Service positions involve support functions that are essential to the effective operation of the college. Professional/Career Service positions may be further classified as administrative support, coordinator, manager, specialist, instructional and student support, technical support, and plant and facilities support. The professional classification also includes some directors.
  • Other: This classification shall include all personnel requirements not defined above.
  • Other Personal Services (OPS) are rendered by a person who is not a regular or full-time employee filling an established position. This definition includes, but is not limited to, services of temporary employees, student assistants and part-time academic employees specifically budgeted by the college. No individual may be employed in an OPS position for more than 25 hours within any one-week period without the approval of the president.