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2,308: Transferring Between Appointment Types

Revised: January 2017

Classified Staff to Administrative Faculty

Classified positions that meet the criteria for Administrative Faculty and are in the best interest of the University to convert to an Administrative Faculty appointment category may be converted. A conversion request must be submitted to Human Resources, through administrative channels, for job evaluation following the procedures outlined on the Human Resources website. Positions with job duties that are better suited within classified service will remain as such.

Classified staff positions are typically eligible to convert to compensation grades A and B. When a classified staff position is converted to an administrative faculty position in compensation grade A, the incumbent is eligible for an increase of 0% to 5%. For classified positions converted to compensation grade B, the incumbent is eligible for an increase of 0%-10%. The effective date of a conversion will be the first of the month following approval from Human Resources or a later date as designated by the department.

Annual Leave - The transfer of unused annual leave is limited by funding source and at the discretion of the new appointing authority. Accrued unused annual leave may be transferred from a classified to a professional "A" contract appointment up to the allowable limit. The hours are converted to days by dividing the total number of hours by eight, and are subject to faculty accrual limitations which do not allow for more than 48 days to be carried over from one fiscal year to another.

Compensatory Time - Any amount over the limit and any compensatory time on the books must be paid by the current department.

If an employee transfers from a classified to a professional position through a search process within the institution with no break in service, the same process applies to both annual and compensatory time.

Sick Leave - The transfer of unused sick leave is limited by funding source and at the discretion of the new appointing authority.  A classified employee transferring to an administrative faculty position will have their "carry forward" or "cumulative" sick leave balance converted from hours into days by dividing the total number of hours by eight, up to the allowable limit (96 days) with the approval of the appointing authority.  If the balance is less than 30 days, then 30 days will be awarded (pro-rated if position is part-time).  Accrual will start after the first year at two days per month.  If a classified employee is hired through a search process within the institution with no break in service, the same process applies.  There may be no payout of sick leave to a classified employee upon conversion to a faculty position.

Administrative Faculty to Classified Staff - If no break in service, sick leave is governed by NAC 284.551, #6 and annual leave is governed by NAC 284.5405, #9. The process is dependent on funding source and at the discretion of the new appointing authority. If there is a break in service, the employee will be treated as a new hire.

Time served in a faculty/professional position with the NSHE is ineligible for inclusion in continuous state service calculation for longevity per NRS 284.179. Time served in a faculty/professional position with the NSHE is eligible for inclusion in total State service calculation for annual leave accrual increases per NAC 284.538 and NAC 284.5405, #1.

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