Part 6 Subpart 6-1 Personnel Hiring Policy

Sec. 6-104. Authority to Hire Employees.

The Board delegates to the President and his or her authorized designees, the authority to hire employees and to execute individual written employment contracts within the provisions of applicable Board policy. Any delegation of this authority by the President must be in writing.

Prior Board Action:

October 11, 1996.

February 13, 1999.

  1. Appointment. Employees shall receive appointments as follows:
    1. An administrative employee, other than a Provost, Vice President, the Chief Diversity Officer, an Academic Dean or an Academic Department Head will be hired initially for a one (1) year period.
    2. A Provost, a Vice President, the Chief Diversity Officer, an Academic Dean or an Academic Department Head will be hired for a three (3) year appointment ("appointment period"). At the end of the first year of the appointment period, and at the end of each year thereafter, the President is delegated the authority to extend the appointment period by one (1) or more years; provided that the appointment period shall at no time exceed a total of three (3) years in duration. The President shall notify the Board of Trustees prior to extending the duration of an appointment under the authority granted in this Sec. 6-109(1)(b), and prior to notifying the affected administrative employee or making any public announcement with regard thereto.
    3. A support employee's initial appointment shall be for a period of six (6) months, during which time the employee will be considered a probationary employee. Probationary employees are given no assurance of continued employment and their employment may be terminated at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. Probationary periods may be extended, with notice to the employee, because of performance, conduct or administrative issues.
    4. All other employees shall be appointed for an undefined period on an at will basis, except some temporary employees who may be appointed for a specified period of time on an at will basis.

Cross Reference:

Presidential delegation.

FSU-HRPP. Human Resources Policies and Procedures, Hiring

Human Resources Policies and Procedures, Probationary Periods for Non-Bargaining Employees

Prior Board Action:

May 1, 2007.

November 7, 2008.