Human Resources

Temp Staff Helper Job Profile Sunset

The Temporary Staff Helper (TSH) hourly-paid job profile (job code 11863) will be abolished effective July 1, 2022 in preparation of new state rules driven by changes in Washington State law.

Beginning January 1, 2022, instead of using TSH for hard-to-classify hourly work that does not meet a pro staff civil service exemption, departments will need to use an existing classified staff hourly job profile or professional staff hourly limited term appointment (job code 11850). To use the professional staff hourly limited term appointment (job code 11850), the work must fall under one of the professional staff civil service exemptions.

If you have an existing employee in a TSH job profile working through 2022, you have until June 30, 2022 before they must be moved into a different, existing job profile.

Earlier this year the HR Compensation Office reached out to departments heavily using TSH positions to help them find alternative job profiles for the work that will no longer able to be classified as TSH. HR Comp also worked with State HR to approve new titles, which resulted in an “Usher” job profile which may be used anywhere at the UW, and four other job profiles that are specific to Intercollegiate Athletics. These new job profiles will become effective January 1, 2022 and will be added to the classified job profile list at that time.

Starting January 1, 2022, no new Temp Staff Helper positions will be created.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will existing TSH positions with end dates in 2022 be allowed to continue?
A: Yes, but they may continue no later than 6/30/22. HR Compensation and HR Employment will work with departments to find other hourly paid job codes to properly classify the work formerly paid through TSH. To avoid a last-minute rush, we strongly encourage departments to find alternative job profiles for work as soon as possible.

Q: Will existing TSH positions for which other job codes have not been found be allowed to continue past 6/30/22?
A. No. Any TSH positions still active as of 7/1/22 will be ended and the employees in them will be terminated from their TSH positions at that time. We strongly encourage departments to work with central HR Comp and Employment to find other, appropriate job codes for people in TSH before 7/1/22, and sooner if possible.

Q: What new classifications for hourlies are being created January 1, 2022?

A: For general use, Usher; and for Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) use only: Marching Band Instrument Technician, Boat Moorage – Assistant, Boat Moorage – Shuttle Boat Operator, and Football Game First Aid Technician.

If you have a question about a specific TSH position, please contact your HR Compensation Consultant or email or for positions in the medical centers.