UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 02-06-01
CATEGORY: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
SECTION: Faculty Payroll/Personnel
SUBJECT: Outside Employment
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 10, 1988
This policy establishes the conditions under which faculty members may perform
professional services outside the University (outside employment), or internally, but
outside their department, school or regional campus.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PERFORMED OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY
The University recognizes the obligation to make the special knowledge and intellectual
competence of its faculty members available to government, business, labor, and civic
organizations; as well as the potential value to the faculty member and the University.
For the protection of the interests of all parties, the faculty member must ensure that such
outside interests do not:
- Conflict with responsibilities assigned within the University
- Lead to a conflict of interest
- Commit him to partisan interests which might interfere with personal objectivity in
teaching or research
The name, property, and facilities of the University are not to be used in work for which
personal payments are received.
Since the primary responsibility of the faculty member is to the University, time given to
outside activities is not to exceed one day per week.
Fees for outside work are to be commensurate with the faculty member's professional
Permission from the department chairman, dean or campus president is required.
Some of the professional schools have adopted more restrictive policies including:
- Prohibiting outside earnings
- Limiting earnings to a percentage of the University contract salary
- Requiring that earnings be shared with the University
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PERFORMED INTERNALLY, BUT OUTSIDE THE FACULTY
MEMBER'S DEPARTMENT, SCHOOL OR REGIONAL CAMPUS
A course taught in another department or school, which is also open and relevant to students
of the department or school of which the instructor is a member, is provided without extra
compensation or transfer of funds.
- However, the course is considered in determining the instructor's work load.
Occasional assistance in regular courses offered in other parts of the University that carry
no extra remuneration include:
- Giving a lecture
- Serving as a resource person
- Substituting when the regular instructor cannot be present
No compensation is provided for assistance of this type regarding special programs
conducted by a department or school as a part of the University's program, where no
income is available for instructional services.
- This particularly applies to visits of educational exchange groups.
Short term contract programs and other special undertaking on a self financing basis, for
which intensive preparation is required, ordinarily carry compensation.
- Payment is made to either the department or school providing the instructor, or the
individual, as determined by the dean or campus president concerned.
Policy 02-06-02, Payroll Base Period and Overload Pay
Policy 02-06-03, Third Term/Session Appointments: Salary Administration