|Exempt Staff||One who is exempt from the overtime and minimum wage provisions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Washington State Minimum Wage Act. This definition is based on job responsibilities and categories defined by the FLSA.|
|Nonexempt Staff||One who is entitled to the protection of the FLSA and the Washington State Minimum Wage Act, including the payment of overtime for hours worked over 40 in one week. This definition is based on job responsibilities and categories defined by the FLSA.|
|Regular Full-time Employee||One who is regularly scheduled to work a minimum of .75 FTE as faculty, or 32 hours (.80 FTE) per week as staff, in a regularly budgeted position.|
|Regular Part-time Employee|
One who is regularly scheduled to work less than .50 to .74 FTE as faculty, or 20 to 31 hours (.50 to .79 FTE) per week as staff, in a regularly budgeted position.
|Short Hour Staff||One who is regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours (.50 FTE) per week in a regularly budgeted position.|
|Temporary Staff||One who is assigned to a position for a limited period of time, usually less than 6 months.|
For Healthcare Benefits (starting 7/1/2011):
An eligible child is one of the following:
Coverage may continue beyond the limiting age (in other words, may continue beyond the month of the 26th birth day) for an unmarried dependent child who can't support himself or herself because of a developmental or physical disability.
For Tuition Discount Benefit:
|FTE||Full time equivalent percentage. For regular employees, FTE is based on a 40 hour work week.|
|Open Enrollment||A time during which employees may elect to make changes to their insurance coverage. Employees may use this opportunity to change insurance plans or coverage, to add insurance, enroll or re-enroll in flexible spending accounts, and to change dependents covered. Generally, this is the only such opportunity during the year to make such changes.|
|Special Enrollment & Family Status Changes|
Special cases outside of Open Enrollment when employees may make changes to their benefits.
|Premium||The monthly amount charged by insurance vendors to provide insurance coverage. Sometimes referred to as premium rate or fringe benefit premiums.|
|Year of Service||In reference to paid leaves, the employee's anniversary will coincide with the employee's beginning date of regular employment with Seattle Pacific University. Also referred to as years of employment.|