Scheme of Service

Scheme of Service


The University has been adopting the Malaysian Remuneration System (MRS) implemented by the government for its human resource remuneration and benefit system. 

The University has also adopted rules and regulations on service matters practised by the government. However, certain modifications have been made in line with IIUM legal status as a company as well as to facilitate its position as an international university.

Status of Appointment

IIUM is an entity established under the Companies Act 1965. All employment in IIUM is governed by the Malaysian Labour Laws and adoption of various government policies, rules, regulations and procedures as approved by the University Authority.

The status of appointment of IIUM staff are categorised as follows:-

  1. Permanent
  2. Contract
  3. Secondment
  4. Temporary
  5. Part-Time

Appointment, Probation and Confirmation


Appointment of IIUM staff (other than part-time staff) is made by the Academic Staff Selection Committee, the Administrative Staff Selection Committee (Professional and Management) or the Administrative Staff Selection Committee (Support Staff) depending on the category of staff to be recruited.


Permanent staff will be on probation for a period of one to three years. The duration of service for staff (administrative and technical, and DG staff) who are appointed on contract to permanent basis is counted for purpose of probationary period.


Upon completion of the probationary period, the staff is eligible to be considered for confirmation in service once he has fulfilled the confirmation requirements.

Notwithstanding the above criteria, the confirmation in service of staff will be decided by the relevant University authority. The University authority shall have the right to impose any additional criteria such as good attendance record.

Refer to Section 5 of the HR Policies and Procedures Manual.