Definitions for "temporary appointment"
an appointment that shall not last longer than six months, or one occurring on an intermittent or seasonal basis
a non-status appointment to a competitive service position for a specific period of one year or less
Short-term appointments with a specified end date. Unclassified temporary employees are not eligible for benefits or leave accrual. Appointments cannot be made to such positions for more than one year and must not exceed 999 hours in a calendar year (starting in January.) An unclassified temporary position may be exempt (salaried) or non-exempt (hourly).