Categories of Employment


Classified employees are governed primarily by the statutes, rules and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Personnel and by the negotiated agreements covering support staff, physical plant employees and University police, depending on their titles. As employees of Montclair State University, classified employees are also subject to the policies, rules, and regulations promulgated by the Board of Trustees and the administration of the University.


Professional staff, librarians, and faculty constitute the group of unclassified employees who are represented by a collective negotiations unit. Therefore, their terms and conditions of employment are governed by the statewide negotiated agreement and they are also subject to the policies, rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Trustees and the administration of the University.

Non-aligned, unclassified staff are composed of managers who are governed solely by the policies, rules, and regulations promulgated by the Board of Trustees, the administration of the University and the State of New Jersey.


The University determines whether a position is full-time or part-time. Part-time positions are defined as a percentage of full-time and employees in this category are compensated on the basis of the proportion of hours to full time that they work. They may also be entitled to some of the benefits and covered by some of the provisions of relevant collectively negotiated agreements and Civil Service rules,
if appropriate.


The preponderance of non-faculty positions at the University are 12-month positions. However, many of the unclassified titles provide for either 10- or 12-month positions. It is solely at the discretion of the University whether to establish a position as a 10- or 12-month position. For 10-month positions that occur from September 1 -June 30, applicable health, dental, and life insurance benefits continue automatically through the summer months during the period of employment. Salaries for 10-month positions are three ranges lower than for analogous 12-month positions and benefits for 10-month positions are prorated accordingly.

Classified to Unclassified

When the position an employee holds is reclassified or the employee is promoted out of a classified title to an unclassified title, the employee is no longer entitled to the rights of a classified employee under New Jersey Statutes Annotated 11 and New Jersey Administrative Code 4A.