6.91 – Staff Consulting

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 6 | HR - Hiring, Work Rules and Assignments

Responsible Executive: Vice President Administration and Finance

Responsible Administrator:

Last Updated: 09/08/2005



ARP 6.35 - Non-tenure Track Faculty Appointments

ARP 6.92 - Faculty Consulting

Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 8.25

  1. Exempt employees whose full-time duties and responsibilities are similar to those of faculty may be granted consulting privileges subject to prior approval of the appropriate supervisors through the provost and chief academic officer . The terms and conditions of these privileges are contained in ARP 6.92 Faculty Consulting.
  2. Other exempt employees who engage in any form of paid consulting, contracting, retail, or wholesale activity not directly related to their university responsibilities normally will do so only on their own time.
  3. Outside activities during a normal duty day should have prior approval by a supervisor and be accomplished on an annual leave or compensatory time basis.
  4. No paid outside activity may be pursued which would create the appearance of a conflict of interest with university responsibilities or which would reflect unfavorably on the university. Outside activities will not be allowed when they prevent an employee from accomplishing regularly assigned duties.
  5. With prior approval from the appropriate supervisor and cognizant dean/director/vice president, exempt employees may engage in job-related service or professional activities outside the university without taking annual leave (such as serving on an accrediting team or holding a professional office). The activity must be of benefit to the university and support the goals of higher education.  University employees working on government contracts that require accounting for all direct and indirect time, and all sick leave, holiday, and annual leave time, will be required to comply with record keeping systems that meet government audit requirements.  Full accountability of all paid time is the general norm for this type of organization.  University facilities, equipment, personnel or supplies which are not freely available to the general public will not be used in consulting without proper arrangements for reimbursement.  (See Also ARP 6.35, M)