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What is a Wage Employee?

At JMU, non-teaching employees hired to meet part-time, temporary or seasonal needs.

Wage employees are limited to working no more than 1,500 hours during each 12-month period of May 1-April 30. In addition, wage employees may not exceed an average of 29 hours per week over the standard measurement period, May 1-April 30 of each year.

Part-Time employees are salaried individuals who work in non-teaching, professional positions on either a temporary or renewable basis. Part-Time employment is subject to hours and renewal restrictions based on the type of position needed by the department.  Most part-time positions require a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the department supervisor and employee, highlighting the type of position accepted and maximum hours allowed on a weekly basis.

Benefits Available to Wage Employees

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