A temporary appointment is a non-permanent time limited appointment for a period of 1 year. It can be extended up to the maximum of one year (total 24 months). After the first year, the appointment allows eligibility for health benefits coverage. The employee pays the full cost for the health benefits.
Reasons for making a temporary appointment include but are not limited to: short term position (less than 1 year), reorganization, contracting of function, anticipated reduction in funding, or the need to place permanent employees who would otherwise be displaced from other parts of the organization.
An agency can not fill a position by temporary appointment if that position has previously been filled by temporary appointment(s) for a period of 2 years, or 24 months, within the preceding 3-year period.