Chapter Two: Personnel

Procedure Title:  Employment Classifications
Based On:  Board Policy No. 3
Procedure Number:  2.01
Date Adopted/Revised:  June 25, 2001; November 21, 2006; May 15, 2007; October 26, 2009; May 5, 2015

  1. There are three (3) categories of employees of the College: faculty, administrators, and staff.

    1. Faculty are employees who hold the title of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. The instructors are paid from either full-time or adjunct positions.

    2. Administrators are employees who fill a position as a Dean, Director, Vice President or President who are listed as non-classified positions in South Arkansas Community College’s appropriation act.

    3. Staff are all employees of the College who are not faculty or administrators who are primarily listed in a classified position as designated by South Arkansas Community College’s appropriation act.

  2. College titles are authorized by the Arkansas General Assembly in the annual appropriation act and are designated as classified or non-classified.

    1. Classified staff positions are grouped or classed, under the Arkansas Uniform Classification and Compensation Act, with positions that have similar duties and responsibilities and that requires similar knowledge, abilities, skills, education and experience. Each classification is assigned to one (1) of thirty (30) pay grades, which has a minimum and a maximum pay level.

    2. Non-Classified staff positions are not assigned to a pay grade, but each non-classified position has a maximum salary for the year, called a line-item maximum, which is specified in the College appropriation act. Faculty and administrative titles are non-classified.

    3. College employees may be appointed or extra-help hourly. Both categories of employees may work full-time or part-time.

      1. Appointed employees include faculty, staff, and administrators who are on salary and are paid once a month.
      2. Extra-Help Hourly employees are hired on a temporary, as needed basis, are paid bi-weekly for the hours they have worked and are typically not eligible to participate in the College’s fringe benefit program.
      3. Non-students may be eligible for benefits if working more than one-half time in position where benefits have been approved.
    4. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) designates state job titles as exempt or non-exempt under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.). Details regarding FLSA are delineated in Procedure 6.4.

      1. Exempt employees are those who spend at least 80% of their time performing executive, administrative, or professional duties and are not subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
      2. Non-Exempt employees are subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. As such, they are entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours in any work week. Compensation is normally provided in time rather than salary.