This modality is often used for very short contracts when the organization does not want to take on the burden of the complex bureaucracy associated with hiring a new employee and deal with complex claims and benefits. Fixed-term employment contracts of up to one year less one day are fixed-term appointment contracts. This type of contract may be closest to what was previously „Assignment of Limited Duration (ALD)“ or „Temporary Fixed Term (TFT)“, but is strictly limited in terms of duration (AD and TFT no longer exist). Temporary appointments have a „service interruption“ lock-in period to prevent a number of technical assistance contracts. Fixed-term contracts such as „Assignment of Limited Duration (ALD)“ or „Temporary Fixed Term (TFT)“ are still staff contracts, but clearly limited in time and generally do not offer all the benefits of fixed-term contracts. .