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Below are summaries of policies that apply to Temporary Employees and Volunteers at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please click “Go to Policy” for more information and full policy statement for each subject area.

The Office of Human Resources realizes that departments may have the need from time to time to hire temporary personnel. When doing so, Departments may hire temporary personnel through UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University’s joint University Temporary Services (UTS) service; through an outside temporary employment agency; or by hiring temporary staff directly onto the department’s payroll (Direct Hire Temporary)
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Appointment types for SHRA Direct Hire Temporary employees include Regular Temporary Appointment, Intermittent Temporary Appointment and Retiree Temporary Appointment.
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Information regarding the SHRA Direct Hire Temporary Hiring Process, interviewing and offering of employment to SHRA Direct Hire Temporary Employees, Benefits Eligibility and Termination.
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All non-student temporary SHRA employees of the State of North Carolina must be paid at or above the State minimum wage, which is $10.61 per hour.All temporary SHRA employees are subject to the overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labors Standards Act (FLSA), which means they are designated as ‘Non-Exempt.’ These employees must submit a completed employee time record for each biweekly period in which they work.
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UNC-Chapel Hill recognizes the significant benefits that derive from the use of unpaid volunteers, interns, and visiting scholars in support of the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service as well as the importance of safely and appropriately engaging these individuals. This policy outlines specific procedures and requirements that govern individuals who will serve in these capacities.
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Certain policies and information apply to temporary employees at UNC-Chapel Hill, and these must be provided to them upon employment. Temporary employees are eligible for certain employee benefits as defined. Departments must provide a copy of any or all of these policies through if requested by the temporary employees.
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