Nine, Ten and Eleven Month Employment Program

The University's Nine, Ten, and Eleven-Month Employment Program is designed to promote flexibility within the work environment.

An Officer of Administration or the Libraries, or Non-Union Support Staff member, in a regular full-time position may apply for the Nine, Ten, or Eleven-Month Employment Program. 

  • Staff in an eleven-month employment program maintain full-time employment status and receive regular full-time benefits such as health insurance and vacation. They receive 11/12 of their annual salary over a 12-month period.
  • Staff in a nine or ten-month employment program maintain full-time employment status but certain benefits may be modified as per the benefits schedule detailed below.

The department is responsible for reviewing the request to participate in the Nine, Ten, or Eleven-Month program and determining whether the arrangement is operationally feasible. All flexible work arrangements (FWAs) must be approved in advance by the department. Academic departments should check with their respective Dean’s Office to ensure that they are following their school’s processes for granting FWAs.

Staff members should be advised that not all tasks are appropriate for the Nine, Ten or Eleven-Month Employment Program. Departments will determine whether to allow a staff member to participate in a Nine, Ten or Eleven-Month Employment Program case by case, and in accordance with the needs, requirements, and constraints of both the unit and the staff member.

When operationally feasible, departments may ask to designate a newly created or vacant full-time regular position as a nine, ten, or eleven-month position.

Any Nine, Ten or Eleven-Month Employment Program Agreement, or any other FWA, made as a condition of employment, cannot be revoked without approval of the department head and/or Human Resources. 

Please review the Flexible Work Arrangements Policy in the Administrative Policy Library.