Employment of Extra Help employees (excluding those in positions designated as “Relief,” as defined in Exhibit C of this MOU, and “Limited Term”) in an extra help assignment is limited to a maximum of one thousand forty (1,040) hours in a fiscal year, unless a request for an exemption is filed by the department and approved by the County Human Resources Director or designee. On a monthly basis, Human Resources will provide the Unions with a list of approved exemptions.  Exemptions are limited to the following circumstances: ongoing temporary absence of a regular employee, ongoing short-term variation in workload, ongoing short-term special project or assignment, ongoing formal pilot program, and temporary filling of a vacant position.