Limited Term Employees
This group includes employees appointed to fill civil service positions that are temporary or temporarily vacant. LTEs are paid on an hourly basis and may not work more than 1,043 hours per year in each LTE position.
Upon initial appointment, LTEs usually are eligible only for social security, workers compensation and unemployment insurance, and certain employee-pay-all benefit programs. Most benefits become available when and if the LTE qualifies for coverage under the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). LTEs do not earn holidays, vacation, or sick leave.
To qualify for the WRS, an LTE must be appointed to work at least 600 hours per year (29% of full time) and for at least one year (365 days) OR have worked for the University for at least 600 hours in the last year and have been employed by the University, continuously or intermittently, for at least one year.
The benefit programs listed below are available to all LTEs unless otherwise noted.
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance (WRS-eligible only)
Income Continuation Insurance for short- and long-term disabilities (WRS-eligible only)
Benefits for Permanent Disability through the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (WRS-eligible only)
Life Insurance (WRS-eligible only)
Individual and Family Life Insurance*
State Group Life Insurance
University Employees, Inc. Life Insurance*
Long term care insurance*
Paid Leave for organ or bone marrow donation
Pre-tax Parking Fees and Bus Passes*
EdVest* (College Education Savings Program)
* Employee pays the entire cost.
This document was last revised on April 12, 2010