EPA Staff members are University employees designated as are "exempt" from the State Personnel Act. This means that issues such as overtime and longevity pay do not apply as they would for most SPA employees, designated as "subject" to the State Personnel Act.

EPA Staff positions are administrative, professional, managerial, instructional support, development, and research positions. Most of these positions are "at will" employment, meaning the employee serves at the will of the Chancellor and can be terminated without justification. Notice of termination is given according to the policy applicable to the particular category of EPA Staff position. Some EPA Staff are hired on term contracts, where a definite ending date is given, and the employee is terminated on that date without further notice. EPA Staff positions are also normally subject to merit pay increases.

Faculty should visit the Academic Budget Personnel website for more information regarding benefits and policies.