Additional Employment Policy


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Policy on Additional Employment



Additional employment within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ("UNC-Chapel Hill" or "University") occurs when a permanent, full-time employee subject to the provisions of the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) additionally is needed temporarily, on a part-time basis, in a University operating department other than the employee's home department or organizational unit.

Scope of Applicability

The policy applies to all permanent full-time UNC-Chapel Hill SHRA employees.


Policy Statement

A permanent full-time SHRA employee (regularly scheduled 40 hours each workweek) normally is appointed to one position at one established rate of pay. However, the University allows additional employment for a permanent full-time employee under the circumstances outlined in this Policy.

Additional employment involves work within the University beyond the permanent full-time employee's regularly scheduled 40 hours and outside the employee's:

  • home department or organizational unit,
  • regular work schedule, and
  • regularly assigned responsibilities.

NOTE: A permanent part-time employee (regularly scheduled at least 20 hours but less than 40 each workweek) cannot be appointed to more than one position at a time. However, under unusual circumstances, a single position may involve performing duties in more than one department or office. In such cases, special arrangements must be made to coordinate funding, comply with Wage-Hour law, and determine employee eligibility for benefits. Please contact the HR Employment and Staffing Department if such a case arises.

Also note that a permanent part-time employee may work additional hours on a temporary basis only. If the conditions requiring the additional hours continue, the department should contact the Employment & Staffing Department to discuss limits on the use of part- time employees and any personnel actions that may be necessary.

Employment Within the University

Additional employment within the University occurs when a permanent full-time SHRA employee additionally is needed temporarily, on a part-time basis in a University operating department other than the employee’s home department or organizational unit. It is limited to a situation in which the employee possesses specialized knowledge, skills and abilities not readily available in the University’s recruitment area. Additional employment is used only for an emergency or one-time, fixed term assignment with specified beginning and ending dates (not over several semesters, for example) and not for any continuing need. It cannot conflict with the employee’s regularly assigned full-time SHRA duties.

Additional Employment Request Form with advance signature approvals by the:

  • employee’s department head,
  • department head of the requesting department, and
  • Senior Director of Employment and Staffing or Assistant Director, Employment.

NOTE: Payment for additional employment arrangements is processed in ConnectCarolina as a Lump Sum Payment ePAR.

Additional employment provides any Wage-Hour Non-Exempt employee overtime pay at time-and-one-half the employee’s regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Pay for the additional employment is based on the employee’s salary for the permanent full-time appointment. For non-exempt employees, additional employment lump sums should be entered biweekly, as overtime hours should be paid in the next available payroll.

The requesting department is responsible for the cost of the additional employment salary (agreed upon in advance) and the additional Social Security and State retirement contributions.

Temporary Teaching Assignment

Under certain circumstances, an employee may be requested to fill a temporary teaching assignment. If so, the following conditions for such employment also apply:

  • the teaching assignment is not within the reasonable scope of the employee's regular responsibilities and there is no conflict of interest between the temporary teaching and the regular duties;
  • the employee has Wage-Hour Exempt status (NOTE: A Wage-Hour Non-Exempt employee may not be appointed to a temporary teaching assignment);
  • a temporary faculty position appropriate for the teaching duties is assigned (NOTE: Contact Academic Personnel for information on procedures for assignment of a teaching title);
  • a secondary Faculty Intermittent position is created, compensation is to be paid as a one-time payment; overload if appropriate;
  • compensation during any fiscal year is not to exceed 20 percent of the employee's current annual salary;
  • there is no conflict of interest between the temporary teaching and the regular duties;
  • advance, written approval by the head of the employee's work unit and the dean or director of the employee's teaching work unit is obtained on the Additional Employment Request;
  • final approval is received from the Employment & Staffing Department before the proposed beginning date of the teaching assignment; and
  • A credentials check is required if the employee will be the teacher of record, per the Policy on Qualifications of Course Instructors. Please view the policy for specific requirements: Policy on Qualifications of Course Instructors.
  • For EHRA Non-Faculty employees: Please follow the Supplemental Pay for EHRA Employees Policy and contact your EHRA HR Consultant for additional information.

Contact Information

Policy Contact

Contact Phone Number Email

Employee: Adriana Castillo-Melendez

Title: Staffing Support Specialist

Unit: Employment and Staffing

Address: Office of Human Resources

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

104 Airport Dr

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

(919) 843-8172


Article ID: 131718
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Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
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