Hiring a Temporary Employee

All temporary employees must apply to the appropriate temporary posting unless the assignment duration is 3 days or less. All postings are available on the CMU applicant portal (https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/) under Temporary Staff. If your job opening does not fall within any of the posted positions, Human Resources is happy to tailor a posting to your needs. Most postings will remain open year round so applicants can apply at any time. Temporary employees may be hired for 6 months up to 3 years depending on the collective bargaining agreement/handbook, but have no guarantee of continued employment or reappointment.

​​​​​​​​Temporary employees do not qualify for benefits, but may be eligible for retirement contribution if they previously worked at CMU or another university in the MPSERS retirement plan.  In addition to the cost associated with wages (Human Resources can assist the department in determining an hourly rate) and possible retirement contributions, the department will also be responsible for covering the costs associated with social security (7.65%).

In order to hire a temporary employee, the department must complete the electronic transaction process before the employee begins work to ensure that legal guidelines are met for payroll purposes. 

On the new hire's first day of work, he/she must complete the Employment Eligibility Form (I-9), as required by law, and the appropriate temporary paperwork.   This includes the following: