Information about the different types of employee classifications at Lower Columbia College.


Full-time Faculty

Full-time faculty are a part of the Lower Columbia College Faculty Association of Higher Education.There are full-time faculty that are on tenure track, tenured full-time faculty, and faculty that are full-time temporary. Full-time faculty have 173 contract days per year and work 7 hour days.

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty are part-time faculty whose teaching load may vary each quarter.

Exempt Employees

Administrative & Overtime Ineligible Exempt

Administrative and overtime ineligible exempt are full-time employees that are exempt from civil service (RCW 41.06.070) and work during such periods as their duties require without overtime pay or compensatory time off. Because of the nature of administrative and exempt positions, the requirement to adhere to a routine work schedule (8 hours a day 40 hours per week) is not always practical. These positions are expected to accomplish and regulate work consistent with the demands of their position as directed by the appropriate Administrator or President.

Overtime Eligible Exempt

Overtime eligible exempt are full-time employees that are also exempt from civil service (RCW 41.06.070). They work during such periods as their duties require and will earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for hours worked over 40 in a workweek (Sunday through Saturday).

Classified Employees

Permanent Classified

Classified employees are full-time, civil service employees that are eligible for overtime and compensatory time off for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. They are part of the WFSE Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and permanent employees once they complete their 6-month probationary period.

Non-permanent Classified

Non-perm Classified employees are a new employee type (Article 4 of CBA). Non-perm employees may be necessary when there is work that needs to be accomplished during peak workload times, to backfill for an employee who is gone from their position, or while LCC is conducting a recruitment. The hiring process, appointment process, and separation process for non-perm employees is different than for permanent Classified employees.

Part-time Hourly

Part-time hourly employees are temporary employees that are limited to under 1,050 hours within a consecutive 12-month period. However, to ensure that they do not become eligible for benefits, they do not work more than 75 hours per month. They become represented employees (Article 5 of the CBA) when they work 350 hours.

Work Study / Student Help Employees

Work study employees are student employees that are eligible for Federal and State work study funding. Student help employees are student employees that are paid directly from departmental budgets. Payroll coordinates onboarding and maintains personnel information for work study and student help employees.


LCC has a number of volunteers on campus. Volunteers are not considered employees and do not receive pay of any kind for their service to the College. Their volunteer service can end at any time.

Contact Human Resources

Human Resources located in the Administration Building, first floor. See Campus Map for location. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours, M-F, 8 am - 5 pm.

  Kendra Sprague, VP of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs

   (360) 442-2121 

  Rebecca Noce, HR Generalist

   (360) 442-2125

  Samantha Orth, Director of Human Resources

   (360) 442-2124

  Shani Dennick, HR Benefits & Operations Manager

   (360) 442-2123

  Jennifer Lucas, HR Generalist - Talent Acquisition 

   (360) 442-2122