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Emergency / Short Term / Retired Annuitant Appointments

Emergency Short Term

Emergency appointments are normally used to cover a peak workload period, an extended absence, or a vacant position during the recruitment process. These appointments can be intermittent, full time, or part time. The use of emergency hires cannot substitute for thoughtful workforce planning.

Each bargaining unit has specific requirements pertaining to the maximum length of emergency/short term appointments (see table below)

Max duration of emergency appointments per bargaining unit
Bargaining UnitsMaximum duration of emergency appointmentsContract Reference
2, 5, 7, 9 (CSUEU(opens in new window))180 daysArticle 9.9 (PDF)
4 (APC(opens in new window))120 days (emergency temporary positions)Article 2.10 (PDF)
4 (APC)30 - 180 days for substitute temporary positionsArticle 2.22
6 (Teamsters Local 2010(opens in new window))180 days for emergency appointmentsArticle 10.1(opens in new window)
Retired AnnuitantAppointment will be for a maximum of 960 hours in a fiscal year

If you need assistance for a short term appointment, please contact your recruiter based on your division who can help walk you through the PageUp requisition process.

Jenni Merlo -

  • Academic Affairs
  • Information Technology
  • University Advancement

LaReesa Solis-Myers -

  • Office of the President
  • Student Affairs
  • Business and Finance

Retired Annuitant

A retired annuitant is a CalPERS retiree working as an at-will employee for a CalPERS employer without reinstating from retirement.

When it is determined that hiring a retiree is the most appropriate option, proceed with the following guidelines;

Pre-requisites for hiring a retiree into a staff position:

  • Appointment will be for a maximum of 960 hours in a fiscal year.
  • A retiree may only be hired:
    • To avoid a work stoppage due to an emergency;
    • Because he/she has special skills needed for a limited period of time; and
    • The hiring department has a long-term plan in place to fill the vacancy.

A retiree meets university and PERS requirements when:

  • The retiree meets the minimum qualifications and requirements for the position.
  • The retiree has specialized skills needed to perform specialized work.
  • The retiree is needed to avoid a work stoppage.
  • There has been a minimum of 180 calendar days between the retirement date and the requested appointment date.

Note: A memo may be included with the Request to Fill to explain the necessity of hiring a retiree.

A retiree DOES NOT meet university and PERS requirements when:

  • The retiree has collected unemployment within the prior 12 months.
  • There has not been a minimum of 180 calendar days between the retirement date and the requested appointment date (exceptions apply to public safety and faculty participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program).
  • The retiree was younger than “normal retirement age” on their retirement date and there was no bona fide separation in service. Normal retirement age is the oldest age listed in the retiree’s benefit formulas.
  • There was an agreement between the retiree and a member of CSU Chico management, prior to the employee’s retirement to rehire (if so, the retiree may not be rehired).

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