UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 02-06-01

CATEGORY:              ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

SECTION:                  Faculty Payroll/Personnel

SUBJECT:                 Outside Employment

EFFECTIVE DATE:   August 10, 1988

PAGE(S):                   2

I.    SCOPE

      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.

II.   POLICY

      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

      standing.

      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.

III.  REFERENCES

      Policy 02-06-02, Payroll Base Period and Overload Pay

      Policy 02-06-03, Third Term/Session Appointments: Salary Administration