College of Liberal Arts

Outside Employment Defined

Outside employment is defined as any activity such as, but not necessarily limited to, consulting, advising, testing or assaying, performing analyses or examinations, the practice of one's profession, or similar work performed in addition to the official responsibilities of a full-time university employee. Most outside employment includes compensation, but some volunteer activities may also be included.

When Outside Employment is Permitted

An employee may accept outside employment as long as their outside employment and volunteer activities will not create a real or perceived conflict of interest or a conflict of commitment. These activities must also not interfere with an employee’s full and proper performance of their university employment.

Before an employee is allowed to accept outside employment, they must submit the appropriate documentation:

Outside employment requests should be approved at the beginning of each new fiscal year.