Temporary Staff

Temporary employment is staffing provided through contracted temporary staffing agencies to assist with departmental operations.  Assignments may be due to different circumstances including:

  1. Specific projects;
  2. Coverage for extended employee absences;
  3. Augmentation of the regular work force of employees for temporary increase in workload or other conditions that create short-term staffing shortages.

Length of Temporary Employment

Temporary staff may be hired for a specified or unspecified periods of time extending from 1 day to several months.

Planning for Temporary Hires

When requesting a temporary employee for a specialized position, please note that the turnaround time might be longer (5-7 days) based on available candidates in that area of expertise and the amount of time that is required to complete a background check.  If a suitable candidate is not available through the agencies, we will continue to work with you to find a solution to your staffing needs.

Current Contractors for Temporary Employees

  • At-Once Staffing
  • Temporary Solutions
Type Minimum Base Rate* Minimum Overtime Rate* Maximum Base Rate* Maximum Overtime Rate*
Executive Assistant $14.04
per hour
$21.06
per hour
$15.65
per hour
$23.48
per hour
Office Associate $12.65
per hour
$18.97
per hour
$13.51
per hour
$20.27
per hour
Bookkeeper $15.65
per hour
$23.48
per hour
$16.85
per hour
$25.28
per hour
Housekeeping Worker $11.31
per hour
$16.96
per hour
$11.38
per hour
$17.07
per hour
Grounds Worker $12.44
per hour
$18.66
per hour
$12.65
per hour
$18.97
per hour
General Laborers $12.44
per hour
$18.66
per hour
$12.65
per hour
$18.97
per hour

*Please Note:  Amounts listed in table above are rates charged to UMW and are not the hourly rate paid to the temporary employee.

Budget Impact

Temporary employees are paid from of each department’s operating budget. Each vendor accepts the Small Purchase Credit Card (SPCC) for payment. If you have questions regarding the impact of temporary staffingon your budget, please contact the Office of Budget and Financial Analysis (BFA) at 654.1018.

Contractor Payment

Temporary employees are paid every week by the selected contractor. Supervisors or designees sign a timecard to approve hours per week, rate of pay, and permission to charge the SPCC.