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Human Resources

Employee Types

The state constitution defines the “state civil service” as everyone employed by a state agency or by a joint state/federal or state/local agency, “regardless of the source of funds used to pay for such employment.” The only exception is commissioned State Police officers, who are in a separate civil service system. The constitution divides the state civil service into “classified” and “unclassified” employees. Per the consitution, the Civil Service Rules govern all departments and individuals who are subject to Article X of the state constitution. LCTCS is subject to Article X of the state constitution.


Classified Staff - Non-teaching positions that do not require a teaching and/or administrative credential. Classified/Civil Service employees are all employees in positions covered by the provisions of the State Civil Service System. All actions affecting classified employees are made in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations.

Professional / Unclassified Staff - Professional employees include administrative officers and professional staff, as well as all employees in positions exempt from the provisions of the State Civil Service System. Employees in this category are sometimes termed “unclassified.”

Faculty - Generally refers to members of the instructional staff, of each college, holding the rank of Instructor (or higher) engaged in instruction, library services, artistic, and/or investigative positions. 

  • Full Time Faculty - Under contract (or under a letter of appointment) absent a reference to Temporary or Adjunct status. This designation is also referred to by the term “permanent” fulltime faculty.
  • Adjunct Faculty - Faculty members holding contracts (or letters of appointment) to teach less than a normal, full-time course load or to teach less than a full session on a semester-by-semester or summer term basis. Adjunct faculty members’ contracts contain no guarantee of continued employment.

Student Workers - Must be a full-time student and maintain full-time student status in order to retain eligibility for continued employment as a student worker. Part-time work only. 

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