a client has 'regular contracted service providers' who are in charge of cleaning, maintenance, landscaping, cashiering, food preparation, data entry, etc. they regularly report for work and have regular daily tasks (some have regular workspaces and most have regular lounge areas), and work longer hours and more days in a work week. are they eligible for the survey?
they are not temporary employees, or seasonal employees since they have regular services to provide.
the gray area would be if they are independent contractors since the contract is between my client's company and them, and although they are not on my client's payroll, the service they provide is on the 'regular' expense and their regular service is a necessity in the year-round operations of the client's facility, not on an interim basis.