Outside Work

Outside Work

SUMMARY

The Outside Work Policy and Procedure establishes the University's process for approval of outside work as determined by Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement.

POLICY

PurposeTo specify how outside work is approved.

Overview

This policy supports the process for approval of outside work as determined by Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement.

DEFINITIONS
Outside Work: any activity that a staff member performs for any person or entity (other than the University except where this is part of any University Consultancy), for which the staff member derives a benefit, which has a monetary value (Monetary Activity).

University Consultancy: any services provided by a staff member as part of any agreement between the University (or a related body corporate as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and a third party (including a third party of which the University is a member), whether the staff member is a party to that agreement or not.

Scope

This policy applies to staff employed under the Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement.

It is of particular relevance to all Professional Staff, all full-time Academic Staff Members and all part-time Academic Staff Members whose part-time appointment is at a time fraction of 0.8 or above.

Policy

An Academic Staff Member must obtain the University's written consent prior to engaging in any activity for which they derive a benefit, which has a monetary value.

A Professional Staff Member must obtain the University's written consent prior to engaging in any Monetary Activity during Work Time.

Executive Deans/Heads of Office must approve, as appropriate, all outside work applications submitted within their Faculty or Office.

COMPLIANCE AND BREACHES The University may commence applicable disciplinary procedures if a person to whom this policy applies breaches this policy (or any of its related procedures).

Policy Information

Contact OfficerDirector, Human Resources
Date Approved10 June 2010
Approval AuthorityDirector, Human Resources
Date of Commencement10 June 2010
Amendment HistoryDecember 2011 – updated with Compliances and Breaches statement
April 2010 – alignment with University Policy Framework
Date for Next ReviewApril 2014
Related Documents

Outside Work Procedure
Staff Code of Conduct

Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement
Policies / Rules Superseded by this Policy

Outside Work Policy (29 August 2006)

KeywordsOutside Work, Monetary Activity

Asset ID = 422694

PROCEDURE

PurposeTo specify how requests for outside work are considered and approved.

Procedure

This procedure requires actions by the following:

Staff Member

Discuss the proposed outside work opportunity with your supervisor before commencing outside work.

Complete  Outside Work Approval Form  to seek approval of this outside work from your supervisor.

If you are currently performing outside work and have not reported it, immediately seek approval.

Supervisor

Do the following:
  • examine details of the outside work
  • make any suggestions for changes, taking into account the impact of the proposed outside work on the staff member’s performance and development plans
  • make a recommendation to the Executive Dean/Head of Office.

Executive Dean/Head of Office

Decide whether or not to approve the outside work or approve in a revised form.

Provide reasons if the decision is not to approve. Such reasons may include, but are not limited to, conflicts of interest, the activity will impinge upon satisfactory performance of the staff member's University duties or the activity is injurious to the reputation of the University.

Inform the staff member whether the outside work is approved.
Staff
Member
If changes to the outside work occur after approval by the Executive Dean/Head of Office, you must seek re-approval of these changes.

Procedure Information

Contact OfficerDirector, Human Resources
Date Approved10 June 2010
Approval AuthorityDirector, Human Resources
Date of Commencement10 June 2010
Amendment HistoryApril 2010 – alignment with University Policy Framework
Date for Next ReviewApril 2014
Related Documents

Outside Work Policy
Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement

Outside Work Approval Form PDF, 140.66 KB
KeywordsOutside Work

Asset ID = 422694

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