What is the difference between unclassified and classified staff?
Unclassified personnel are primarily associated with institutions of higher education and include faculty, academic staff, graduate assistants, postdoctoral scholars (e.g., postdoctoral fellows and research associates), student hourlies, and limited appointees (those who serve at the discretion of the Chancellor, President, Board of Regents, or another authorized official who made the appointment). Academic staff titles are therefore a subset of unclassified titles. Unclassified Title Guideline (UTG) Unclassified benefits Classified personnel are employed under the State Civil Service Code. University classified staff positions are similar to positions within other state agencies. Classified benefits differ from those of unclassified staff.