Handbook of Operating Procedures 5-2270
Outside Employment Activities of Classified Staff
I. Policy Statement
The University of Texas at Austin recognizes the personal and private rights of members of the classified staff to engage in outside employment; so long as that activity is compatible with the full and proper discharge of obligations to the University. Outside employment, whether remunerative or not, shall not conflict with or compromise these primary obligations to the University.
II. Reason for Policy
To provide guidelines for outside employment activities in accordance with state law and the Rules and Regulations of the UT System Board of Regents.
III. Scope & Audience
This policy applies to all classified employees.
IV. Definitions (specific to this policy)
V. Responsibilities & Procedures
- Outside employment must not create or result in conflict of interest or even the appearance of a conflict of interest, and it must not result in impairment of mental or physical capacity to perform the duties of University employment in a satisfactory manner. The department chairman, director or supervisor has the responsibility for determining whether or not outside employment has an adverse effect on an employee's performance of University duties. Should it be so determined, the employee will be requested to resign the outside employment voluntarily or the supervisor may take other action, including discharge, to see that the duties are performed properly.
- Normally, classified staff members work defined hours and days and their outside employment will be at other times. Except as noted below, such employment should be reported to, and records kept by, the chairman, director or supervisor and no further approval is required.
- Outside employment must conform to the Regents' Rules and Regulations. Attention is drawn especially to the requirement that regular employment by other agencies of the State of Texas or the federal government must be approved by the Board of Regents and information on compensation from such employment must be supplied to the Office of the President.
- In some instances, classified staff members are considered to be professional staff and are covered by HOP 2-2220 relating to consulting and outside employment for faculty and professional staff. Determination of which positions involve professional responsibilities will be made by the president.
VI. Form & Tools
Last review date: March 1977
Previously HOP 9.91