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What is a temporary appointment?

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A temporary appointment is an appointment lasting one year or less, with a specific expiration date. An agency may make a temporary appointment to:

  • fill a short-term position that is not expected to last more than one year; or,
  • meet an employment need that is scheduled to be terminated within one or two years for reasons such as reorganization, abolishment, or the completion of a specific project or peak workload; or,
  • fill positions that involve intermittent (irregular) or seasonal (recurring annually) work schedules.

A temporary employee's appointment may be terminated at any time and the employee is not eligible for promotion, reassignment, or transfer to other jobs.

This page was last modified on 29 September 2011, at 16:35.

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