Temporary and Term Appointments
Within the civil service in the executive branch, there are nonpermanent positions available where there is not a need to have a full-time, permanent employee. These are called temporary and term appointments.
Temporary appointments only last up to a year, and you will know ahead of time when your end date is, although once the year is up, the job can be extended for up to another year. Term appointments last between one and four years (the first year is considered a trial year, during which that employee can be let go).
The benefits package will differ depending on whether you are temporary or term. Temporary appointees can earn sick leave and vacation days, but receive no other benefits (meaning no health ...