State Technical College of Missouri generally has two categories of employees. The first category of employee is generally referred to as staff who are at-will employees. In accordance with Missouri state law, at will employment means that both the employer and employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, as long as there is no employment contract to the contrary and it is not discriminatory. Full time staff members are given employment contracts defining terms of the employment only when hired, but are considered staff. Full Time staff members receive pay and benefits in accordance with State Tech compensation policy, benefits policy, and leave policies.
The second category is Contract employees. Contract employees are employees who sign an employment agreement for a fixed term. Typically, these employees are faculty working 9, 10, 11, or 12 months. During the period of agreement, the College may not terminate a contracted employee without cause nor may the employee who has agreed to work for a fixed term resign without cause (See Dismissal of Contracted Employees).
Contracted employees receive contracts based on an academic year. The academic year adjusts from year to year and is published in the institutional calendar. The Academic year begins the date that 9-Month Faculty returns from the Summer break and runs to the day after the extended Summer semester ends.
Full Time employees contracted 9-12 months are paid and receive benefits on a 12-month schedule with the first payroll check received the month following the employee start date and the final month pay received in August of the following calendar year. Pay are benefits are paid and earned in accordance with State Tech compensation policy, benefits policy, and leave policies.
Full Time employees contracted 9-12 Months, who begin employment during the academic year, will have their pay pro-rated reflecting the period of time actually worked during the contract period. Pay earned during the contract period will be paid in accordance with the compensation policy for the remainder of the 12-month schedule ending at the end of the academic year.
Adjunct Instructors are contract employees, classified as temporary full time, contracted to teach on a temporary basis. Adjunct employees do not receive benefits, however receive pay in accordance with the compensation policy with payout months as follows:
Contractual requirements for contracted employees conclude as follows:
LINE OF AUTHORITY
Responsible administrator or office: Human Resources
Contact person in that office: Amy Ames
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 16, 2023
Approved by President: August 16, 2023