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GSI Appointment Fraction Distribution

Ann Arbor Campus - Fall Term


Updated February 2011


The following table shows the number of GSIs in each Fall Term who are appointed at a specific percentage of effort. Each fraction appointment has a contractually agreed-upon rate of pay and specified work hours. GSIs appointed at .50 work between 16.5 and 20 hours per week.

Sources: HR01 Human Resource data set and HRL01 Legacy Human Resource data set.

Note: GSIs may be counted more than once if they have an appointment in more than one department during the term. For appointments less than a term, the FTE is pro-rated based on the number of days worked during the term. Counts exclude any pro-rated appointment fraction less than .05.

Office of Budget and Planning

February 2011

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