Classification of Employees
Professional Employees: Professional employees include administrative officers and professional staff, as well as all employees in positions exempt from the provisions of the State Civil Service System. Employees in this category are sometimes termed “unclassified.”
Classified/Civil Service Employees: Classified/Civil Service employees are all employees in positions covered by the provisions of the State Civil Service System. All actions affecting classified employees are made in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations.
Faculty Members: Faculty members are full-time members of the academic staff, holding the rank of instructor or above, and equivalent ranks.
Other Academic Employees: Other academic employees include part-time members of the academic staff and full-time members of the academic staff below the rank of instructor, or equivalent. Employees with academic responsibilities who do not hold faculty rank are also included in this classification. For the purpose of this handbook, this category also includes part-time faculty (instructors and above); clinical, teaching, research and library associates; lecturers; and adjunct faculty. Employees in this category are sometimes termed “non-faculty academic.”
*Employees Excluded from this Staff Handbook: Although LSU’s exceptionally large student staff makes a continuing contribution to the university, student employees are temporary and, as such, are not eligible to receive employee benefits. For the same reason, temporary or contingent (formerly known as transient) employees, hired for a maximum of 180 days and 120 days respectively, are not eligible for employee benefits. These two groups are thus excluded from the provisions of this handbook. Faculty members are also excluded, as all policies and benefits applying to them are described in the Faculty Handbook.