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Employment Classification

Employee Handbook: Employment Classification

At the time you are hired or transferred to a new position, you are classified as a regular full-time, regular part-time, short-term, or temporary employee. In addition, you are classified as non-exempt or exempt in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and applicable state law. If you are unsure into which classification your position fits, please ask your supervisor.

Non-Exempt and Exempt Employees

Employees in certain types of jobs are entitled to overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours per work week. These employees are referred to as "non-exempt". This means that they are not exempt from (and therefore should receive) overtime pay. Exempt employees are those whose duties and responsibilities exempt them from statutory overtime pay provisions.

Regular Full-time Employees

An employee, other than a substitute teacher/substitute educational assistant, who is regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week, is considered a regular full-time employee.

Regular Part-Time Employees

An employee who is regularly scheduled to work less than 30 hours per week is considered a regular part-time employee.

Substitute Teachers/Substitute Educational Assistants

Substitute Teachers/Substitute Educational Assistants hired to substitute for licensed teachers or educational assistants on an as-needed basis are not entitled to receive benefits or leave unless specifically stated.

Short-Term Employees

APS hires employees for specific periods of time or for the completion of a specific project. An employee hired under these conditions will be considered a short-term employee. The job assignment, work schedule and duration of the position will be determined on an individual basis. Normally, a short-term position will not exceed nine (9) months in duration, unless specifically extended by a written agreement.

If the position will exist for a pre-designated period of time, such as a federal grant period, the employee will receive a short-term assignment. The employee will be informed of the nature and duration of the assignment A short-term employee does not become a regular full-time employee by virtue of being employed longer than the agreed upon specified period.

Temporary Employees

Temporary employees include, but are not limited to, hourly, summer employees and interns.

For Additional Information Contact:

Albuquerque Public Schools
Human Resources Department
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 200 East 
Albuquerque 87110 Map
(505) 880-3700

U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division
1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243)
TTY: 1-877-889-5627