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Policies for Support Staff
Represented by CWA, Local 4730 at Bloomington and Northwest


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accommodation. See reasonable accommodation.

across the board. Uniformly embracing or affecting all Support Staff employees.

administrator. The academic dean, department head or designee who is responsible for the management and the fiscal control of a unit within the university.

appointed employee. A person employed by Indiana University for wages or salary in a individually budgeted position.

appointed position. A position that has been established as a budgeted line with benefits based upon the FTE.

CWA, Local 4730. Communications Workers of America; the union that represents the IU Bloomington Support Staff and IU Northwest clerical and technical staff.

designated representative. A representative chosen by an employee to act on their behalf.

employee. A person employed by Indiana University for wages or salary, whether appointed or temporary.

employer. Indiana University.

equity. Freedom from bias or favoritism; dealing fairly with all concerned.

essential functions. Essential functions are the reason a position exists; those duties and tasks that are fundamental to the position.

fiscal year. An accounting period of 12 months; IU's fiscal year is July 1 - June 30.

FTE. Full time equivalency, as referred to as full-time employment.

grade level. The alphabetical level assigned to a group of jobs.

grievance. A specific complaint initiated by a non-probationary employee, group of employees or their authorized representative alleging that his or her employment has been, or is being, adversely affected by an improper application or interpretation of a university rule, regulation, policy, procedure, or practice or by a specified action of a supervisor that is contrary to university policy.

temporary employee. Temporary employees have either student or non-student status and are defined as those employees not occupying a budgeted line position (an appointed position) and are temporary, at will employees. For policies affecting Temporary employees, see Personnel Policies for Temporary Employees.

income protection accrual. Earned sick time.

incumbent. The current employee in a specific position.

job. A collection of positions that have similar major duties and responsibilities.

occupational unit. The list of units is maintained by University Human Resources for the purpose of administering various personnel policies related to seniority. See list of Occupational Units.

Position Description. A form used in place of a position description to establish or reclassify position.

pay grade. The letter assignment that designates a pay range within the salary structure.

position. A specific set of tasks, duties and responsibilities assigned to and performed by an individual.

quartile. Any one of four equal divisions.

RC. See responsibility center.

reasonable accommodation. Any change or adjustment that permits a qualified person with a disability to participate in the employment process, or as an employee to perform the essential functions of a job and enjoy the benefits and privileges of programs and activities available to other employees.

released time. Time granted to authorized Union representatives to attend meetings with University administration and to transact Union business. See Policy 2.1, Union Administration Relations

responsibility center (RC). An organization within the campus hierarchy to which executive management has delegated management authority. For academic units, a responsibility center generally corresponds to a college or school. For administrative units, a responsibility center is a collection of related support service organizations. The list of responsibility centers is maintained by the University Budget Office for the purpose of administering budgets.

salary range. The range of salaries, from lowest to highest, that is assigned to each grade level.

salary structure. Series of grade levels and related salary ranges established for all Support Staff jobs.

UHRS. University Human Resource Services; the department that has the university-wide responsibility for human resources administration.

wage progression. The progression of Support Staff salaries through their respective salary ranges.

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Last updated: 1 July 2013
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