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My name isXXXXX and I recently retired from the Louisiana Public School system as of June 4, 2012 after 33 years of teaching. I then got a job at the Louisiana State University Rural Life Museum in the Archaeology Lab working with the Pinnacle Project which is a grant funded project for a period of 2 years. At first, there was a question as to whether or not I could be employed by the museum since I was a state retiree. But, it was then decided by Louisiana State University's Office of Human Resources that since my job as a Lab Tech. didn't qualify as a teaching position, I could remain employed by the museum. I have been employed at this job for about 71/2 months - being reinstated every 3 months. I work about 15 hours a week - different days each week. Recently, the question has come up again as to whether or not I can continue being employed by the museum - for the same reason - I am a state retiree. What is the Louisiana Law regarding my situation? Can I remain employed or not. The museum staff is awaiting a decision from Louisiana State University's Office of Human Resources. I also haven't been paid for the past 2 pay periods due to this uncertain situation.
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How can I get something in writing that states the information you provided to me?
Why doesn't the Louisiana State University Office of Human Resources know this information? Why are they having such a problem with this?
How was the law changed?
OK, how does Louisiana State Civil Service Guidelines play into the state employment thing. I was considered transient at first, but now, they are having problems with civil service guidelines - they (LSU) are trying to decide if I can remain employed - civil service and state laws are in conflict. Why?
possible issue: Having people hired to work in transient positions or part-time without offering benefits according to civil service guidelines - or so I heard. Is there a hourly work guideline?
Before a new well known casino could be built, the land had to be excavated since a plantation house and it's various buildings - sugar house, etc.. were on the property back in the 1800 - 1900's, etc. . . It's in the National Register, etc. . . So, 2 years ago, a company was hired to .excavate the main house property, etc. . . Then the museum and the university got involved, and a grant was written. Now there is an archaeology lab at the museum, and there are contracted archaeologists in charge of the 2 year project. They hire college students to work - on a part time basis around their class schedules. There is no problem with the student employment. But the non student employees that are working are three former students - which are not working full time, and I think they are going to be salaried positions, but the problem is what to do with me as a retired school teacher for the state of Louisiana. My job consists of washing bags of artifacts that were excavated over the two year period before the casino was built. I sit at a sink, and dump bags of dirt, rock, metal, glass, ceramic, etc... on a screen and wash it with a toothbrush. The other thing I do is sort what I wash and put it on a tray to dry, then I count and weigh and record dry materials. There is no test for this position. I work about 2 - 3 days a week - maybe 16 hours or less a week.
The information you told me about the museum filling positions with civil service positions with transient labor may be the case for the museum itself. But, my position is "Rock Washer" It was not an advertised job - mostly found out about by word of mouth in the archaeology dept at the university. I just happened to luck out, because I knew someone who worked at the museum.
Maybe they are confused as to what to do with me and what to call my job - In my opinion, I think I fall into the transient category because of the days and hours I work. I get to make my own schedule from week to week.
Guess I need to find out some more information to provide to you.
Any specific questions you could suggest that I ask - so I can provide you with more clear information??
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