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Temporary Employment

Recruiting a temporary employee just got easier. Purdue now has a contract with Knowledge Services that makes hiring a temporary employee a no-hassle, one-stop shop.

When your department needs a temporary employee, you’ll fill out an online intake form and describe your need. Knowledge Services does the rest: temporary staffing agencies bid through the Knowledge Services system, Knowledge Services does the screening … as well as the orientation and the onboarding. Hiring managers can conduct the interviews, but there’s no paperwork for the department to complete.

So remember: if you need temporary staffing coverage for food service, clerical, skilled trades, custodial, and professional positions, among others, this new partnership simplifies that process.

Areas throughout the University may require temporary staff for a variety of reasons, including vacations, leaves of absence, special projects and seasonal peaks.

Knowledge Services temporary staffing – Frequently Asked Questions

Knowledge Services is a managed service provider for the University that serves as the single point of contact for temporary staffing. They manage the temporary staffing process from a department’s initial service request,through onboardig the employee to invoicing .

If you need temporary services and have not already identified a candidate , you’ll use Knowledge Services for recruiting.

If you have already identified a candidate, you aren’t required to use Knowledge Services. Please keep in mind the restrictions of temporary appointments – a temporary employee may only work for one year, with hours accruing over 1,000 between all assignments. If you know your need will extend beyond the restrictions, it’s recommended to use Knowledge Services. When utilizing Knowledge Services as the employer of record, there are no restrictions on the length of time or hours worked.

In either case, to request temporary services, you’ll start with the Temporary Staff Request Form.

Current temporary employees remain with their assigned department to complete their original term. If the need extends beyond the original time line, please contact Roxie Coble.

Begin by visiting the Knowledge Services website. Complete the Temporary Staff Request Form, where you identify the type of service needed, position responsibilities, as well as any special skills required for the position, etc. Knowledge Services will follow up to validate the information and will then enter it into the system for vendors to bid.

Knowledge Services will screen to make sure candidates meet the position requirements, and the department will have the option to interview candidates. Once a hiring department selects the individual, Knowledge Services will handle onboarding, including helping the successful candidate acquire a parking permit and ID.

How does using Knowledge Services benefit me? Knowledge Services serves as a one- stop shop for temporary staffing coverage. Knowledge Services handles employee relations and performance management. Departments save time by eliminating the need to do initial screening, background checks, orientation, onboarding and related paperwork.

Those working through Knowledge Services will receive a Purdue staff ID, will still be able to ride CityBus for free and will be able to acquire a parking permit (renewable by the month).

Additionally, there are no restrictions on the number of hours or length of time.

Pay rate is simply the hourly pay rate for the temporary placement, where the bill rate is what Purdue pays for services rendered, including program management, employment services and marketing (which is only applicable for recruited temps). For recruited temps, the maximum bill rate is determined by the competitive bidding process and reflects the specific requirements of the position, including demand and skill set.

Employment of Minors

Review the Employment of Minors page for information about the policy, Age Restrictions, Employment Certificates, and more.

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