Employment Services

Temporary Employment

Thank you for considering employment with Pirate Temporary Services (Pirate Temps). We are an in-house temporary service for the university. The role of a temporary employee is critical to the day-to-day operations of the university. Temporary personnel can fill in for unexpected or scheduled staff shortages, provide essential support during a work surge, or complete special projects. Temporary employees placed through our office gain valuable hands-on university experience in a variety of departments. Although permanent hiring decisions are not made through Pirate Temps, many ECU temporary employees have successfully obtained permanent employment with the University.

A temporary employee is an employee on a temporary appointment, for a limited term, which shall not exceed 11 consecutive months.

Seeking Temporary Employment?

Temporary positions can offer flexible, changing schedules in a variety of occupations, and being a Pirate Temp employee gives you exposure, which in turn can help you become a permanent employee! Positions vary in length from several days to several months and we offer part-time and full-time schedules. The types of temporary staffing we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative Support Staff
  • Business Services Coordinators
  • Accountants
  • Staff Nurses
  • Research Technicians
  • Grounds Workers
  • Housekeepers
  • Information Technology Staff
  • Patient Access Representatives
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical Assistants
  • Electricians
  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers

To be considered for temporary employment, please submit a complete application at www.jobs.ecu.edu. For questions regarding temporary employment, please contact the Coordinator of Temporary Services, Tamika Nixon at nixont14@ecu.edu or (252)328-9823.

Welcome to ECU Pirate Temps! Thank you for joining our dynamic, energetic community and we are happy to have you on our team. You are filling for unexpected or scheduled staff shortages, providing essential support during work surge, or completing a special project. Your role as a temporary employee is critical to the day to day operations of the University. Your skills and experience will help you perform your new position as efficiently and effectively as possible.

31 Day Break in Service

Temporary employees may work in an assignment for a period of 11 consecutive months or less, from the date of their first day worked. When temporary employees reach 11 consecutive months of service, the employee is required to take a 31 day break. It is crucial that both the department and the temporary employee be in touch with ECU Pirate Temps prior to returning to the University on a temporary assignment, as employee forms need to be updated.

All temporary employees must take a 31 day break in service after 11 months of continuous employment. There are no exceptions.

Payroll

All University staff employees, temporary and permanent, are paid on the 15th and last day of each month. The University has 24 pay periods every fiscal year with a two-week processing period for paychecks. Therefore, when you receive a paycheck it will be hours worked in the previous pay period, not for hours worked in the current pay period. A schedule of the pay periods and their paydays is available at http://www.ecu.edu/financial_serv/payroll/. All checks will be direct deposited into your account.

Timesheets

Timesheets are entered through PiratePort. Go to www.pirateport.ecu.edu, enter your PirateID and Passphrase. Next click on banner self-service, and then click timesheets. Typical time sheets should be completed in two-week increments. The timesheet should be turned in no later than one day after the regular scheduled pay day. For example, if ECU is paid on January 15th, the timesheet should be turned in to the appropriate supervisor on January 16th. Some departments may use Kronos to record all employee's time keeping. Please check with your department about how time keeping is recorded. For Kronos time keeping, go to www.kronos.ecu.edu, enter your PirateID and Passphrase, next click the icon labeled "record time stamp:, to record your time.

Parking

All temporary employees are given a temporary parking pass on or before the start date of their assignment. The temporary parking pass is valid for two weeks. After the two weeks has expired, please go to Parking and Transportation to purchase a parking pass. Currently, the parking pass is $5 a day or $20 a month for temporary employees.

ECU 1 Card

Once the temporary employee has been entered into the system and has received their PirateID and Passphrase, they may obtain an ECU 1 Card from the 1 Card Office. Temporary employees must present the "Information for Temporary Employee Form" to the 1 Card Office in order to receive their ECU 1 Card. When the assignment is complete, the employee must surrender their ECU 1 Card to the 1 Card Office.

Holiday Schedule/Campus Closings

The work schedule follows the holiday/closing schedule for the University. Temporary employees are not paid for University holidays or closings.

During adverse weather conditions, temporary employees are advised to contact the site supervisor to determine whether the University will be open or closed. If open, employees will need to discuss whether reporting to work is required and/or possible based on weather conditions. Temporary employees are not paid for hours not worked during periods of adverse weather.

End of Assignment

Two weeks prior to the end of your assignment, please contact the Coordinator of Temporary Services, Tamika Nixon, at nixont14@ecu.edu or (252)328-9823, to set up an exit interview and to discuss future temporary opportunities.

Notice to Retirees: At the end of temporary assignment, please provide a statement, confirming that you are not seeking permanent employment and are interested online in temporary employment.

ECU Temporary Services strives to serve each department with the highest level of quality and integrity. We will provide you with highly skilled, dependable, qualified applicants who will increase productivity and decrease the strains of overwhelming workloads within your department.

Submit a Temporary Posting Request:

Temporary Request Information is submitted and processed through PeopleAdmin 7.

Temporary Hiring Manager Applicant Tracking Job Aid

Temporary Employee(s) Have Been Identified:

  1. The hiring department will submit a criticality form to the division office for approval (only required for Academic Affairs and Student Life)
  2. The Temp/Student/PostDoc/Non PD EHRA initiator or Level 1 Approver will submit the temporary posting request through PeopleAdmin 7.
  3. Once the Posting is approved and classified by the Classification and Compensation unit, HR Employment will submit the posting to be posted internally.
  4. The hiring department will receive a PoepleAdmin 7 email notification, providing instructions and link to be given to the candidate(s).
  5. Once the candidate(s) successfully applied to the position, a PeopleAdmin 7 notification will be sent to move forward with submitting the Hiring Proposal.
  6. The Coordinator of Temporary Services will contact the candidate(s) and make offer for employment.

No Candidate(s) Identified:

  1. The hiring department will submit a criticality form to the division office for approval (only required for Academic Affairs and Student Life)
  2. The Temp/Student/PostDoc/Non PD EHRA initiator or Level 1 Approver will submit the temporary posting request through PeopleAdmin 7.
  3. Once the posting is approved and classified by the Classification and Compensation unity, HR Employment will post position or attached applications to the posting for the department to review.
  4. Once the candidate has been selected, the department will move forward with submitting the Hiring Proposal.
  5. The Coordinator of Temporary Services will contact the candidate(s) and make offer for employment.

31 Day Break in Service

Temporary employees may work in an assignment for a period of 11 consecutive months or less, from the date of their first day worked. When temporary employees reach 11 consecutive months of service, the employee is required to take a 31 day break. It is crucial that both the department and the temporary employee be in touch with ECU Pirate Temps prior to returning to the University on a temporary assignment as employee forms need to be updated.

All temporary employees must take a 31 day break in service after one year of continuous employment. There are no exceptions.

Please note that retirees can return after the 31 day break in service, after submitting a letter stating that the employee is not interested in nor seeking permanent employment. Please ensure that you ask the retiree to complete this information prior to taking their break in service.

Pelase note that there is additional approval needed to rehire a returning temporary employee who has worked for 11 consecutive months. Approval will be granted on a 3 to 6 months basis after review.

External Temporary Staffing Vendors

Please note that an employee hired from an external temporary staffing vendor is also required to take a 31 day break in service after 11 consecutive months.

Forms

Information for Temporary Employee Form

Hiring Manager Letter

End of Assignment Evaluation Form

Temporary Hiring Manager Applicant Tracking JobAid