RTO Guide: Appointment Tab


Either enter or search for the UO ID number for the individual. If the employee does not have a UO ID, and this is a new hire, then you need to process the new appointment through the recruitment system. If you use the search function, use a Shift-F3 command to return the selected ID.

Position and Suffix

Enter the position number. If you use the search function, use a Shift-F3 command to return the selected numbers. The suffix will fill in automatically, based on the employee's history with that position number. A suffix "override" checkbox is available for the rare situations that will require it. If the suffix changes to 01 because you changed the timesheet org, select the override checkbox and correct the suffix to 00.

Contract Dates

Indicate the beginning and ending dates of the appointment for which funds are currently available. For an officer of instruction appointment, use the following term dates:

Fall 16-SEP-20XX to 15-DEC-20XX 16-AUG-20XX to 31-DEC-20XX
Winter 16-DEC-20XX to 15-MAR-20XX  
Spring 16-MAR-20XX to 15-JUN-20XX 1-JAN-20XX to 15-MAY-20XX
Full Year 16-SEP-20XX to 15-JUN-20XX 16-AUG-20XX to 15-MAY-20XX

The dates used on the contract represent an even division of the 9-month academic year used at this institution. By the signature on the contract, the employee agrees to complete the duties and responsibilities of the position for the term or terms employed.

Non-Bargaining unit Career who are not funding contingent have minimum contract lengths as follows:

1- year contract:  First four years of career positions with non-funding-contingent appointments in the classifications and ranks of instructor, lecturer, research assistant, research associate, assistant clinical professor, or assistant professor of practice.

2-year contract:  Career with non-funding-contingent appointments in the classifications and ranks of senior instructor I & II, senior lecturer I & II, senior research assistant I & II, senior research associate I & II, associate clinical professor, clinical professor, associate professor of practice or professor of practice.

Summer wages can be paid to 9-month appointees during the period 6/16-9/15, (5/16 – 8/15 for Law) without further contract. This includes new appointees, so it is not necessary to begin tenure-related contracts prior to 9/16 (8/16 for Law). Information about summer pay can be noted on the contract as a “contract comment”, for example “Summer wages for 6/16-9/16/04 at 50%”.

Contract Type

Select the correct contract type and enter it. Note that different information may appear on the various RTO forms. Each RTO contains only those items that are applicable to that particular type of appointment.


Select from drop down menu:

  1. New Appointment. Use only when reclassification approved that results in a new Classification and therefore a new position number is created.
  2. Renewal. An appointment without interruption, or with a break of no more than twelve months.
  3. Revision. For a contract that has already been issued. Each revised contract must have its own appointment number and the revised RTO number must be referenced. See "Revises" below.


Leave this blank unless "Revision" for Action (the previous field) is selected. If this RTO is a Revision, enter the original appointment number of the contract you are revising.

Faculty Type

The faculty type is a combination of the contract type and the EEO skill code (i.e. D20). The skill code is assigned by HR classification and compensation, and it should fill in automatically further down on the Appointment Tab. Click on the magnifying glass to see all the possible contract type/skill code combinations. The most common faculty skill codes are listed below:

  1. 20 Teaching-Research: For academic staff engaged in instruction, research, or public service. (Academic department heads are included in this category if at least 50% of their job is committed to instruction/research.)
  2. 30 Professional: For academic/administrative staff whose assignments require either college graduation or specialized professional training but whose principal activities are administrative rather than instruction, e.g., librarians, counselors, physicians, and some directors and department heads if more than 50% of their job is administration.

There are two kinds of faculty type exceptions:

  1. Retiree faculty type is RTR (Retired Faculty Non-TRP). Faculty type RTRP (Retired Faculty TRP) is not used on RTOs.
  2. Pro Tem and visiting instructor faculty types are DADJ20 (Officer of Instruction, Pro Tem), DVIS20 (Officer of Instruction, Visiting) and EADJ20 (Funding Contingent, Pro Tem Research).

Classification and Rank

For faculty appointments, indicate the academic classification and rank at which the appointment is to be made. For renewals, the classification and rank should be the same as the previous appointment unless there has been a promotion or reclassification approved by the Office of Academic Affairs or the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education (RIGE).

Classification and Rank

  • Pro Tem appointments are a separate classification and pro tem should be used in the title. Example:  Rank - Instructor, Title - Pro Tem Instructor, Classification - Pro Tempore.
  • Visiting The correct rank, title and classification will be:  Rank - Assistant Professor, Title - Visiting Assistant Professor, Classification - Visiting
  • Acting appointments have their own separate classification. Acting assistant professor appointments should be listed as:  Rank - Assistant Professor, Title - Acting Assistant Professor, Classification - Acting

When the Terminal Degree is Incomplete

If at the time of the initial hire a tenure-related faculty candidate has not been awarded his or her terminal degree, the individual shall be issued a tenure-related contract using the classification of Acting.  In extraordinary circumstances the Acting classification appointment ican be extended beyond the initial one year and with the renewal, the following statement should be included in the "Comments to be included on Contract" box on the Comments Tab:

The classification of Acting will be changed to the classification of Tenure-Track Professor with the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the Ph.D. degree requirements. Should completion of the requirements not occur by September 16 (August 16 for Law), 20xx (start of first year), a one-year, fixed-term contract will be issued to you for the period of September 16 (August 16 for Law), 20xx (start of first year) through June 15 (May 15 for Law), 20xx (end of first year). Continuation of this appointment beyond June 15 (May 15 for Law), 20xx (end of first year) is contingent upon actual conferral of the degree by June 15 (May 15 for Law), 20xx (end of first year)

If the individual completes the degree requirements and is issued a certification or statement of completion, the tenure-related contract remains in place. Should an individual who is issued the one-year, fixed-term contract receive the degree during the first academic year, upon the recommendation of the department and the dean, a tenure-related contract with a start date of September 16 (August 16 for Law) of the second academic year will be issued, and the tenure clock will commence effective that date.

Additional Information:

Tenure-Related Contract Issued with Rank of "Acting" Assistant Professor

UO Policy Statement 3.140: Hiring of Tenure-Related Faculty Without Terminal Degrees


The title will often be the same as the rank assigned to the position. Titles that aren't the same as the rank are normally for specialized functions (e.g., LGX Lab Director). Titles are limited to 30 characters. See the BANNER Guide's chart of suggested abbreviations.

Changes in Title

To change an employee's title when there is no change in job duties or salary, submit a Payroll Request Form (PRF) reflecting the new title.  Note in the Remarks section, "TITLE CHANGE ONLY. No change in salary or job duties."  Also, briefly describe the reason for the change. Title changes require the approval of a dean, director/department head and the appropriate Vice President/Senior Vice Provost.

A title change that is accompanied by a pay increase and/or job duty changes is processed using the interim recruitment guidelines for unclassified personnel.

EEO Skill

Fills in automatically once the position number has been input.


Indicate the organization code of the department or unit to which the appointee will be assigned.

School/College/Administrative Unit

Enter the organization code for the major administrative unit in which the appointment is being made. This field will sometimes fill in correctly based on the department/unit in the previous field, but not always.


Select from the drop down the appropriate Vice President/Vice Provost that your unit reports to.

Prepared by

This section will automatically be filled in with the name of the person that logged into BANNER.