Job Sharing

The purpose of job sharing is to meet the needs of a department and/or the University as well as the changing work/life balance needs of University employees where two part-time (.50 FTE) employees may be warranted to fulfill the workload of one full-time (1.0 FTE) position.

Managers and supervisors may determine, on a case-by-case basis, that a 1.0 FTE line may be filled by two part-time positions (.50 FTE each). Managers are asked to carefully assess the merits of this arrangement as two employees may be impacted by this arrangement.

  • If it is determined that the arrangement is temporary, and that one full-time employee will be necessary, the part-time positions should be posted as time-limited. The Office of Human Resources will ensure that a time-limited agreement is signed by those hired into the positions.
  • The appropriate higher-level supervisor(s) should approve the request.
  • Managers must complete an online recruitment request through the OASys hiring official site, and indicate on the request that it is a job-sharing recruitment.
  • The position must be advertised as Part-time: Job-sharing.
  • Successful candidates must meet the minimum requirements for the position.
  • The selected new hires will receive benefits appropriate to part-time employment (pro rata annual and sick leave accrual; health and life benefits with premiums appropriate to part-time employee)

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