Human Resources Policies

HR07 University Appointments without Remuneration

Policy Status: 


Policy Steward: 

Vice President for Human Resources

(See Human Resources Guideline HRG09 titled Clinical Faculty Appointments in the College of Medicine for The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Physicians and Health Care Providers.)

POLICY'S INITIAL DATE: November, 1964 
THIS VERSION EFFECTIVE: September 30, 2003



To recognize the qualifications of certain individuals who perform educational services for the University without remuneration.


Persons appropriately qualified who perform a service to the University without remuneration for such services may be recommended.


Three series of titles may be used to designate such personnel, as follows:

  1. Adjunct Status: The term adjunct is to be used only with the academic titles defined in Policy HR21. Reserve Officers Training Corps faculty are included in adjunct status.
  2. Clinical Faculty Appointment: This series of titles is to be used only for medical doctors. The discipline indication shall not be in conflict with department designations at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. An example is: Clinical Faculty Appointment in Surgery.
  3. Faculty Associate: This title is available for use in conjunction with University cooperative programs with representatives of agencies or communities, or with similar programs.

    The term Faculty Associate is used with the discipline designation. An example is: Faculty Associate in Welfare Services. Professorial ranks are not used in conjunction with the title Faculty Associate.


In making appointments to any of the above categories, deans are to follow established procedures. In addition to the New Appointment (IBIS Form "NAPP"), INS Form I-9 must be completed. Termination of such an appointment, likewise, is to follow established procedures.


A person appointed to any of the above categories is not eligible for tenure, nor does he or she participate in the benefits programs of the University.


The appropriate administrative officer in each area is responsible to review the appointments without remuneration in his/her area of responsibility, at a minimum, every three years, to determine whether or not the appointment should be continued.