Search Process - Temporary Employees

Here are your options if you need to hire an individual for a temporary period of time.

1000-Hour Appointment

Contact salary administration at ext. 5-3504 to discuss options for this type of appointment.

Emergency Appointment

An individual may be temporarily appointed to a vacant classified position for no more than 60 working days in any 12-month period “when the appointment is necessary to prevent stoppage of public business, loss of life, or extensive damage to persons or property.” Here are the guidelines for an emergency appointment (NAC 284.410):

  • A vacant position number must be available for the appointment.
  • A position number may not be filled by more than one person at the same time.
  • Recruitment efforts may begin while an individual is temporarily placed in the position that is being recruited. The temporary worker must vacate the position, however, before an individual can be hired permanently into the position.
  • The hiring department will need to complete and scan the signed position approval template via email to classified@unlv.edu.
  • Once a budget is approved, the hiring department may appoint their chosen candidate. Note: Human resources does not recruit for emergency appointments. The candidate is chosen by the hiring department.
  • Benefits will work with the hiring department to complete the chosen candidate’s new hire paperwork, which includes an application, I-9, and W-4.

Temporary Appointment

 

An individual may be temporarily appointed to a vacant position for no more than six months in any 12-month period. Here are the guidelines for hiring an employee for temporary appointment (NAC 284.414):

  • A vacant position number must be available for the appointment.
  • A position number may not be filled by more than one person at the same time.
  • Recruitment efforts may begin while an individual is temporarily placed in the position that is being recruited. The temporary worker must vacate the position, however, before an individual can be hired permanently into the position.
  • The hiring department will need to complete and scan a signed position approval template via email to classified@unlv.edu.
  • Once the budget is approved, the hiring department must contact their candidate and have them complete/update an NVAPPS profile. Employment services will then review the profile to ensure the individual meets the minimum requirements of the position. Note: An individual cannot be appointed to a position unless he or she meets the minimum qualifications.
  • If the candidate meets the minimum qualifications, human resources will inform the hiring department that the appointment is approved.
  • Benefits will work with the hiring department to complete the chosen candidate’s new hire paperwork, which includes the state of Nevada application, I-9, and W-4.

Note: An individual appointed to a temporary six-month position who is working at 0.50 FTE or higher is eligible for benefits on the first day of the month concurrent with, or following, the effective date of your employment contract. If your contract begins after the first day of the month, the coverage will not begin until the first day of the following month. Benefits will sign the employee up for new employee benefits orientation.

 

Temporary Agency

UNLV currently contracts with several temporary staffing agencies. The hiring department works directly with the purchasing department at ext. 5-3521 to hire a temporary agency employee. A valid budget account line must be available for the temporary appointment. A listing of the temporary agencies under contract and current rates can be found by visiting the purchasing department’s website.