Merit Temporary Employment

Merit temporary positions may be either hired through Iowa State University or through Advanced Services, Inc. if they will be working in classification titles considered Merit Organized. See comparison below. Should you need assistance contact UHR Talent Acquisition at 515-294-4800 or email us at

  ISU Classification and Hiring System  (Workday) Advanced Services, Inc

Maximum length of appointment

780 hours per fiscal year

1000 hours per fiscal year

Amount of Pay

Paid according to merit rules on pay following current merit pay matrix. Seasonal must be paid at least minimum wage.

The billable rate with Advance Services will be more than the total payroll costs for ISU. For additional billing information for temp workers, please refer to Pricing for Advance Services Inc.


Pay Frequency





Option 1: Request Waiver of an individual


Option 1: Request a top candidate to begin work

Option 2: Recruit for applications

Option 2: Choose to interview candidates



Reach out to to request. The Staff Recruiting Specialist will create a confidential job requisition in Workday.

Complete the Request Form for Advance Services Inc., and send the form by email to


Temporary postings will be processed with the lowest priority following hire and interview approvals and PD’s/Postings for non-temporary employment.

In general, the vendor will supply a worker within 48 business hours of receiving the request.


Selected candidate must meet the Class Specifications on the Merit Classification Description.


Employing Unit consults with ASI to determine qualifications appropriate for position.

Renewal Process

To extend the end date OR for employees to return to the same position in successive fiscal years,
a renewal must be proceseed with HR Delivery. 

Managed by ASI