Chapter 5: Personnel05:04:07 Outside Employment
(TBR Policy 5:01:05:00)
Northeast State Community College recognizes the value of its students and personnel to the citizens of the state arising from the many types of consulting and other external experiences in which members of the faculty and staff may engage. Such activities can contribute to the quality of instruction, enhance the professional competency of the individual, and bring credit to the institution. These activities also provide valuable service to business, industry, professional groups, public and private organizations, local, state and federal governments, as well as provide important links between the institution and the community.
As defined herein this policy does not apply: (a) to normal, short term professional activities such as participation in symposia, accreditation visits, speaking engagements, exhibitions, or recitals, even though honoraria may be received for such participation; or (b) when the individual is not within the term of his or her contract period or is on leave.
The minimum guidelines pertaining to the outside employment of full-time faculty and staff members at Northeast State Community College are as follows:
- Prior to engaging in outside employment or continuing business activity, the faculty or staff member shall notify the president of the nature of the employment and the expected commitment of time. Employees should obtain the form Outside Employment Notification from the office of Human Resources, complete the form and obtain required signatures. The president shall determine whether the proposed employment is consistent with institution and Tennessee Board of Regents policies. In the event that it is determined that the employment is inconsistent with such policies, the president shall notify the individual to that effect. The faculty or staff member may appeal such a decision through the normal institutional channels for handling grievances.
- The proposed outside employment or continuing business activity:
- a. Must not interfere with assigned duties and responsibilities;
- Must not constitute a conflict of interest or compete with the education, research, or public service programs of the institution;
- If involving employment with other agencies, departments, or institutions of state government, including state institutions of higher education or technology centers, is subject to the prior approval of the president and the appropriate representative of the other agency, department, institution, or school,
- Must not be undertaken with the claim that the individual is an official representative of the institution in connection with the employment; and
- If involving the use of institutional equipment, facilities, or services must have institutional approval and provide for compensating the institution at the rates established by the institution.
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