Limited term employees (LTE) are hired for positions which are temporary and for which the individual will not attain permanent status. LTEs are limited to working less than 1043 hours per year on one appointment.
When hiring a LTE, departments/units must complete a Limited Term Employment Request form.
Agencies must appoint a person for a LTE position who is a Wisconsin resident. “Resident of this state” means a person who, on the date an application under s. 230.16(1) is filed:
Section 6.10(1), Wis. Stats., states:
The residence of a person is the place where the person's habitation is fixed, without any present intent to move, and to which, when absent, the person intends to return.
A person who is eligible to register to vote must be at least 18 years of age as of election day, a United States citizen, and a Wisconsin resident for ten days.
Concurrent limited term appointments are generally discourage since there is a 1043-hour annual limitation on accumulate work hours. However, multiple LTE appointments may be allowed if they are for different positions. The following factors must be considered when reviewing multiple LTE appointments for purposes of determining whether or not they are different. All factors will be considered collectively; no one factor will be determinative.
Successive LTE appointments in the same agency
Successive limited term appointments of up to 1043 hours are permissible if the employee is working in bona fide different positions. While the length of any one LTE position (set of duties and responsibilities) may exceed 1043 hours, an individual is limited by statute to working a maximum of 1043 hours in that position. If the employee reaches the hourly limit but the work of the position continues, the employee must be terminated and a new LTE appointed. In situations where the hours worked by an LTE will never reach the 1043 hour limit by the anniversary date, the individual my continue in the same position.
Classification for Limited Term Employees
Classification title for LTE appointment shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of the limited term classification and pay schedule or be consistent with other classifications identified in the classification plan.
If a classification used for a permanent position adequately describes the work assigned to an LTE position, the permanent classification title should be used.
None. The statutes limit the number of hours an individual may work in a position, and do not provide for extensions. As stated earlier, an LTE is limited to an appointment less than 1043 hours in any one position. After reaching the limit, the individual must be terminated.