Below is a summary of the major differences between the four kinds of contracts applied to SCFA members. If you have any questions about your contract, please contact the SCFA President or the SCFA VP Administration.
Casual or TEC work
A casual or temporary employment contract (TEC) means you will be paid an hourly wage. Persons on TECs are not eligible for benefits or PD and do not accrue seniority.
A short-term contract means you will be paid a monthly salary for a specified period of time usually between 4-8 months.
Persons on short-term contracts
- Are placed on the salary scale and are eligible for yearly increases
- Accrue seniority
- Are eligible for PD funds (some restrictions apply; please contact the PD Chair for more information).
Persons on short-term contracts generally are not eligible for benefits.
Pending a successful evaluation, you have a 13-month right of recall for work of a similar nature that becomes available.
When you have completed four consecutive short-term contracts, all or a portion of your contract may become annualized.
An annualized contract means you will be paid a monthly salary for 12 months. The 12 months will include an assigned duty period, professional development days, and vacation.
Persons on annualized contracts are eligible for benefits but some restrictions may apply to part-time faculty.
Persons on annualized contracts are not eligible for severance in the event of a layoff or workload reduction. In the collective agreement, an annualized contract is considered a type of short-term contract.
When you have completed two consecutive annualized contracts, all or a portion of your contract may become regularized. If the work you are doing is considered replacement work, it will not be regularized.
A regularized contract means the work is considered ongoing. You will receive a monthly salary on a continuous basis. Each working year will include teaching duties, an assigned duty period, professional development days, and vacation.
Persons on regularized contracts are eligible for severance in the event of a layoff or workload reduction.