This new University Policy is in accordance with UNC Board of Governors Policy 300.2.8, which requires that each constituent institution adopt policies and regulations in accordance with federal and state law and consistent with the Board of Governors policy.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994 and North Carolina General Statute 127A-116 specify the employment and reinstatement rights of employees called to involuntary active duty in the Uniformed Services. This policy implements those statutes and University of North Carolina Board of Governors Policy 300.2.8 for faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
This policy provides that the Board of Trustees is authorized to determine items of non-salary compensation for the Chancellor, and that the Chancellor is authorized to determine such items for other employees.
In order to remain competitive with other comparable institutions of higher education in its employment practices, it is the policy of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to make available to employees exempt from the State Personnel Act (EPA employees), on a case-by-case basis, certain reasonable and customary non-salary compensation in addition to the routine fringe benefits offered to all EPA employees.
This policy intends to make clear the terms of employment for Postdoctoral Fellows such as salary, benefits, and length of employment, as well as clarify their status as employees. Postdocs are required to sign the “Agreement for Temporary Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment” form (AA-35).
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte hires Postdoctoral Fellows in a unique employment category as discussed below.
Definition of a Postdoctoral Fellow
This University Policy covers voluntary and involuntary relinquishments of duties by Senior Academic and Administrative Officers, as identified at UNC Charlotte in University Policy 102.9, with the exception of the Chancellor. In accordance with Board of Governors Policy 300.1.6 and Regulation 300.1.6[R], University Policy 102.8 addresses four circumstances of voluntary and involuntary relinquishments of duties by SAAOs (other than the Chancellor): retreat to a faculty position, reappointment of an administrator without faculty retreat rights, separation from the University, and retirement.
This Board of Governors policy establishes certain conditions of employment for those individuals classified as senior administrative officers at the University.
I. Definition of “Senior Academic and Administrative Officers”
This University Policy sets forth the personnel policies for a large group of University employees who are not faculty members and are not subject to the State Personnel Act. It lists general terms and conditions of employment for employees in the category, including types of appointments, methods of termination of appointment, grievance review, and holiday and leave entitlement.
The University supports leaves of absence from University duties for faculty members when such leaves will assist them in meeting personal and family-related needs, will contribute to their professional growth and development, or will permit their involvement in activities which will benefit the University. This policy provides general conditions governing leaves of absence, personal leaves of absence, and educational leaves of absence.
It is the policy of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte to support leaves of absence from University duties for members of the faculty when such leaves will assist them in meeting their personal and family-related needs, or will contribute to their professional growth and development, or will permit their involvement in activities which will benefit them or the University.
This policy outlines criteria necessary for one to be considered for emeritus status. It also discusses conditions of appointment, procedure, privileges, and allocation of departmental resources.