Texas Tech University

EXPLANATION OF CODES

ORP (Optional Retirement Program) Eligible Column Codes Explained

  • Y-Yes
  • N-No

Employee Codes

  • E1-FT Exempt Staff
  • E4-PT Exempt Staff
  • E5-PT Exempt Task Worker
  • E6-Joint Texas State Agency Appt
  • F1-FT 9 Mo Fac Non Vac Elig
  • F2-FT Exempt Law School Faculty
  • F3-PT Exempt Law School Faculty
  • F4-PT 9 Mo Fac Non Vac Elig
  • F5-Fac JointTxStateAgcyAppt
  • F6-FT 11-12 Mo Fac Non Vac Elig
  • F7-PT 12 Month Faculty
  • F8-FT 12 Mo Fac Vac Elig
  • M1-Without Compensation Employee
  • M2-Retiree Insurance
  • N0-PT Non Exempt Staff
  • N1-FT Non Exempt Staff
  • N4-PT Non Exempt Correctional
  • N5-FT Non Exempt Correctional
  • N6-FT Non Exempt Non Ben El Temp
  • N7-PT Non Exempt Non Ben El Temp
  • N8-FT Non Exempt Ben Elig Temp
  • N9-PT Non Exempt Ben Elig Temp
  • R1-Non Exempt Working TRS Retiree
  • R2-Exempt Working TRS Retiree
  • S1-PT Non Exempt Graduate Asst
  • S2-PT Exempt TA GPTI GRHA
  • S3-PT Exempt Res Hall Asst
  • S4-PT Non Exempt Student
  • S5-FT Exempt Resident Physician
  • S6-PT Non Exempt High Sch Student
  • S7-PT Exempt Student Officer
  • S8-PT Exempt Research Assistant

EEO Codes

  • 10-Executive/Admin and managerial
  • 20-Faculty
  • 30-Other professionals
  • 40-Technical and paraprofessional
  • 50-Clerical and secretarial
  • 60-Skilled crafts
  • 70-Service/Maintenance
  • 80-Instruction/research assistant
  • 90-Other
  • A0-Other administrative

FLSA Type Column Codes Explained

  • E-Exempt, not subject to record keeping & overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • N-Non Exempt, subject to record keeping & overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • X-Not Applicable

Student Pay Scales

Code Title Salary Range
U3907 Graduate Assistant Minimum: $7,784.42 for 9 months half-time ($9.98 per hour)
U0627 Research Assistant  
U0325 Teaching Assistant Maximum For HSC Only: $9,000 for 9 months half-time
U0324 Graduate PT Instructor (GPTI) ($11.54 per hour)
U3906 Medical Student Research Assistant (Summer School)  
U3909 Graduate Residence Hall Assistant  
U3912 Student Assistant Minimum: $7.25 per hour / Maximum: $8.25 per hour
U3911 Scholar Student Assistant  
U3913 Food Service Student Assistant  
U3910 Residence Hall Assistants  
U3914 Student Assistant - External  
U3915 High School Student Worker Minimum: $7.25 per hour / Maximum: $7.85 per hour
U3908 Graduate Student External  
U0626 Research Assistant External  

Defnition of Terms

Graduate Assistant - A graduate student in an institution of higher education employed in support of a department or unit responsible for work assigned by the supervisor within the unit or department, which utilizes knowledge beyond undergraduate academic studies.

Research Assistant - A graduate student in an institution of higher education engaged in research that is a requirement for a class/lab in pursuit of an advanced degree and is being performed under the supervision of a faculty member or is being used in the production of a thesis or dissertation.

Teaching Assistant - A graduate student in an institution of higher education employed and engaged in support of the teaching mission of the unit and whose primary duty is teaching, tutoring, instructing or lecturing a class or class section, or a laboratory section.

Graduate PT Instructor (GPTI)- A graduate student in an institution of higher education employed in support of the teaching mission of the unit and whose primary duty is teaching, tutoring, instructing or lecturing and is in charge of a class or class section, or laboratory section. Graduate student must have at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching field.

Teaching Assistant - Summer School- A graduate student in an institution of higher education employed and engaged in support of the teaching mission of the unit and whose primary duty is teaching, tutoring, instructing and lecturing a class or class section, or a laboratory section.

Graduate PT Instructor-Summer School- A graduate student in an institution of higher education employed in support of the teaching mission of the unit whose primary duty is teaching, tutoring, instructing or lecturing and is in charge of a class or class section, or laboratory section. Graduate student must have at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching field.

Medical Student Research Assistant-Summer School - 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year Medical Student performing basic and applied research in the program of their sponsoring faculty member.

Residence Hall Assistants/Graduate Resident Hall Assistants- A student in an institution of higher education employed to perform work as assigned by the supervisor and who is assigned work in Housing Services to serve as a live-in member of the Residence Life Staff.

Student Assistant - A Texas Tech University student employed to perform work as assigned by the supervisor.

Scholar Student Assistant - A student in an institution of higher education employed to perform work as assigned by the supervisor and who is paid entirely from Welch Scholarship funds.

Food Service Student Assistant - A student in an institution of higher education employed to perform work as assigned by the supervisor and who is assigned work within Dining Services.

Student Assistant - External - A student in an institution of higher education other than TTU, employed to perform work as assigned by supervisor.

High School Student Worker - A high school student employed to perform work as assigned by the supervisor.

Nonexempt Employee- An employee employed in a position designated as nonexempt (N) or an employee employed on an hourly basis in a position designated to be exempt (E) in the Personnel Pay Plan. Such employees are subject to the record keeping and overtime provisions of the University and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Exempt Employee- A monthly salaried employee employed in a position designated as exempt (E) in the Personnel Pay Plan. Such employees are exempt from the record keeping and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Research Assistants (040630), and all members of the teaching faculty are also considered exempt if employed on a monthly salaried basis and if not dually employed in any nonexempt capacity.

Faculty Employee- An employee with academic rank paid in full or in part from the line item "Faculty Salaries" or from a funding source approved by the Provost. Faculty approved title codes begin with 03.

Graduate Assistant (External) - A graduate student in an institution of higher education other than TTU employed in support of a department or unit responsible for work assigned by the supervisor within the unit or department, which utilizes knowledge beyond undergraduate academic studies.

Research Assistant (External)- A graduate student in an institution of higher education other than TTU engaged in research that is a requirement for a class/lab in pursuit of an advanced degree and is being performed under the supervision of a faculty member or is being used in the production of a thesis or dissertation.

For a more complete understanding of these terms and definitions and their implications, consult the Operating Policy and Procedures Manual.

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