4.41 Secondary Employment

I. Purpose

Central Piedmont Community College intends to comply with state regulations as they pertain to secondary employment.

II. Rule

In order to ensure compliance with State Board of Community Colleges Code 1C SBCCC 200.94, employees must have approval from the president or president's designee before engaging in any secondary employment. Secondary employment of the president must have the approval of the Board of Trustees.

III. Definition

Secondary employment refers to any external employment that is in addition to a full-time employee's primary position. Secondary employment includes work done for pay for the benefit of agents or agencies, private business, or in the conduct of a profession. If an employee is to engage in secondary employment, such employment must not have an adverse impact on the primary employment or create a conflict of interest as determined by the College.

IV. Procedures

Central Piedmont Community College considers itself the primary employer of all full-time employees of the College. Given that consideration, no full-time employee shall engage in secondary employment without the prior approval of his/her immediate supervisor and the president or the president's designee.

A. An employee must complete an External Secondary Employment Approval form and submit the request to his/her immediate supervisor for approval. The immediate supervisor will forward the request to the president or the president's designee for approval. The request will then be sent to Human Resources, which will send a copy to the employee.

B. Failure to request and receive approval for secondary employment will be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of College employment. (For guidelines regarding consulting activities, see Policy 4.29 Professional Activity). 

C. The approval of secondary employment may be withdrawn at any time if it is determined by the College that the secondary employment has an adverse impact on primary employment or presents a conflict of interest. (For guidelines regarding conflict of interest, see Policy 4.40 Conflict of Interest). 

D. Approval may be denied by the immediate supervisor or the president or president's designee for a number of conditions which include, but are not limited to, if the secondary employment occurs during the employee's normal work week or on College property, or if the secondary employment interferes with College needs by causing the employee to be late for work, to leave early, or to be unavailable for required work beyond regular work hours as defined in the rules and regulations of Policies and Procedures.

Updated on July 13, 2005