Appointing Hourly Merit Employees
Choose Classification and Salary
The department must choose a classification that exists in the merit system and must pay any hourly rate on the pay grade of that classification (HR Pay Plans Directory). If the hourly wage is above minimum, add a justification in the "Remarks" section on the appointment form. Employees hired in classifications that have an approved advanced starting rate must be paid the advanced rate. Call Employment Services at 319-335-2658 if you have questions regarding classification and salary.
Minimum Qualifications and Licence/Certification
The individual does NOT have to meet the minimum eligibility requirements of the classification chosen for a temporary merit appointment.
Exception: If the merit classification requires a specific license/certification, the individual hired in that classification must have the current license/certification. This information must be documented on the merit appointment form. (Review also Frequently Asked Questions.)
To appoint a person on a temporary basis the following are required:
- A Regents Merit System Appointment Form is required. The form is found on the Employee Self Service web site. You will first need to sign in using your Hawk ID and password. Select the Administration tab, then Systems, then HR Transaction System. Under Forms, select Appointment. Choose "Biweekly Non-Student Temporary."
TEMPORARY MERIT POSITIONS THAT ADVERTISE
If the employee is filling a temporary merit position that was advertised on the merit job line, the merit requisition number must be added to the Requisition Number field on the appointment form.
TEMPORARY MERIT POSITIONS THAT DO NOT ADVERTISE
Place zeros (00) in the Requisition Number field on the appointment form.
- The employee must complete the electronic application. The electronic application is located at Jobs@UIowa. Select the Merit Options tab to complete and submit the application to Employment Services.
Questions? Please call 319-335-2658