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Annual Reminder for Additional Employment, Dual Employment, External Professional Activities for Pay, Secondary Employment and Supplemental Pay Policies

Sent: February 8, 2023 1:41 pm

We would like to take this opportunity to remind supervisors and employees about the following special employment policies and procedures.

REMINDER: It is important that all requests are submitted to your assigned HR Consultant in the College of Arts & Sciences and approved by the Office of Human Resources in advance of the employee beginning additional or dual employment, external professional activities for pay, secondary employment as well as supplemental pay.  Please work with your Administrative Manager if the submission requires the HR Officer or Dean’s signature.


Additional Employment (SHRA)

Applies when a permanent full-time SHRA employee (regularly scheduled 40 hours each work week) who is normally appointed to one position at one established rate of pay, is needed to work in an additional position on a temporary, part-time basis. Please note FLSA exempt employees should be paid a flat rate for the assignment and will no longer be paid on an hourly basis.

Additional employment involves work within the University beyond the permanent full-time employees regularly scheduled 40 hours and outside his/her:

  • Home department or organizational unit.
  • Regular work schedule.
  • Regularly assigned responsibilities.

Additional employment is limited to situations in which the employee possesses specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities not readily available in the University’s recruitment area. Additional employment can be used only for an emergency or one-time, fixed-term assignment with a specified beginning and ending date (not over several semesters, for example) and not for any continuing need. Further, it cannot conflict with the employee’s regularly assigned full-time SHRA duties.

Under certain circumstances, additional employment may involve an employee who is filling a temporary teaching assignment. However, there are several conditions that apply in this situation. In addition, a SHRA non-exempt employee may not be appointed to a temporary teaching assignment.

The employee and their department must submit an Additional Employment Request Form and obtain approval before engaging in additional employment.   Please refer to the Additional Employment Policy for more information.


Dual Employment (EHRA Faculty, Non-Faculty and SHRA)

Applies when a permanent SHRA, EHRA Non-Faculty or faculty employee, regardless of FLSA status, is needed on a temporary and/or part-time basis by another State agency (except a local Board of Education, the Community College System, UNC Healthcare, or city/county government entity).

This is limited to situations in which the employee possesses specialized knowledge, skills, and/or abilities not readily available in the requesting State agency’s recruitment area. Dual employment is used for a critical need or a one-time, fixed-term assignment with specified beginning and ending dates, not to exceed 12 months, and cannot conflict with the employee’s regularly assigned duties.

The employee must submit a Dual Employment Request Form and receive approval before the employee engages in dual employment.   Please review the dual employment computer-based training (CBT) module (try another browser if the CBT does not open) and refer to the Dual Employment Policy for more information.


External Professional Activities for Pay (EHRA Faculty and Non-Faculty)

Applies when an EHRA (faculty or non-faculty) employee is participating in activities outside of their university duties for an entity, public or private, that is undertaken for compensation and is based on the employee’s professional knowledge, experience, and abilities. An employee must file a “Notice of Intent to Engage in EPAP” request through the online management system at least ten (10) days before engaging in the external activity.

Activities for pay not involving an employee’s professional knowledge, experience, and abilities are not subject to advance disclosure and approval requirements, although they are subject to the basic requirement that outside activities of any type must not result in the neglect of primary University duties, creation of a Conflict of Interest, involve inappropriate uses of the University name or resources, or include claims of university responsibility for the activity.  Please refer to the Policy on External Professional Activities of Faculty and Other Professional Staff for more information.


Secondary Employment (SHRA)

Applies when a permanent full-time State Agency or University employee plans to engage in secondary employment with another employer that is not a State Agency or University. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that an employee’s secondary employment does not have an adverse effect on the employee’s primary employment and does not create a conflict of interest.

An employee must submit a Secondary Employment Request Form to their supervisor and receive approval from OHR/Employment & Staffing before engaging in secondary employment. In addition, each January, employees who are continuing secondary employment must submit an updated Secondary Employment Request Form to their supervisors and Office of Human Resources (OHR)/Employment & Staffing. Please refer to the Secondary Employment Policy for more information.


Supplemental Pay (EHRA Faculty and Non-Faculty)

Applies to all permanent and temporary University EHRA employees (faculty and EHRA non-faculty) to address temporary increases in responsibility or significant and substantial duties performed under circumstances. This compensation may be used only to address duties that are clearly exceptional to the employee’s regular position.

Requests must be submitted and approved by all required parties, including the applicable central office, in advance of any supplemental pay being communicated to the employee or any added work being performed.  Please refer to Supplemental Pay for EHRA Employees for more information.

Thank you,
Ashante Diallo
Associate Dean for Human Resources
Ph: 919.843.9689 (VOIP) | Mo: 313.595.7222 | Fax: 919.843.3531

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