Policies and procedures

Policy No.
Human Resources
Authoring Organisational Unit
Human Resources - Central Unit
Date Approved
26/06/2007 Revised 31/03/2014
Next Review Date
Approving Body
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor And Registrar

The University of Western Australia

University Policy on: Changing the Status of the Appointment

Purpose of the policy and summary of issues it addresses:

From time to time, it may be necessary or desirable to change the status of an appointment from fixed-term to ongoing status.

Policy statement:

1 Operating grant funded

1.1 For operating grant funded positions a change from fixed-term to ongoing status for appointees may occur in different ways depending on a number of factors.

2 Non-research grant funded positions

2.1 For non-research grant funded positions where the appointment has been made on a fixed-term basis, and where:

  • the appointee competed for the position by way of an advertisement and selection exercise,
  • the head of school supports an ongoing appointment, and
  • the Dean approves the appointment, taking into account current profile considerations and the source of funds.

2.2 The appointee may be converted to ongoing without further advertisement and generally occurs at the expiry of the current contract of employment. However, conversions may occur at other than the expiry of the current contract on a recommendation by a head of school, subject to the conditions outlined above.

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Contact position:

Manager - Recruitment

Related Policies or legislation:

Academic Staff Agreement: Schedule B - Fixed Term Employment