un·​as·​signed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈsīnd How to pronounce unassigned (audio) \

Definition of unassigned

: not having or given an assignment : not assigned unassigned seating unassigned tasks

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The unassigned employees are part of a pool known as the Absent Teacher Reserve, and there were 1,202 teachers and other staff in it at the start of the school year, according to the report by the nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "City Spent $136 Million on Teachers Without Permanent Jobs," 14 June 2018 Many employers provide this added flexibility as part of the transition to unassigned seating. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "In a Digital Era, How Can Older Workers Stay in the Game?," 22 May 2018 Immigrant and contracted employee advocates requested the county dip into its nearly $700 million in unassigned reserves. City News Service, Ramona Sentinel, "Supervisors approve $6 billion budget that bolsters mental health services," 27 June 2018 San Diego County has one of the largest reserves among local governments in the country, with at least $700 million in unassigned spending. Jeff Mcdonald, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Flush with cash, San Diego County is poised to adopt its biggest budget in history," 25 June 2018 On at least eight occasions between June 29 and July 4 last year, for example, correctional posts in housing units went unassigned at the prison in Victorville, Calif., documents show. New York Times, "Safety Concerns Grow as Inmates Are Guarded by Teachers and Secretaries," 17 June 2018 Some cities have time limits for unassigned teachers. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "City Spent $136 Million on Teachers Without Permanent Jobs," 14 June 2018 About 25% of employers are placing at least some employees in unassigned seating, and 52% of the rest plan to do so within three years, according to a recent survey. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 17 May 2018 These commonly include open designs, desk sharing and unassigned workstations. Eric Yoder, Washington Post, "Q&A for federal workers: Shrinking workspaces," 24 Apr. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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