4.04 Outside and Intra-Institutional Employment

Last Revised: 15 Oct 2004

Refer Questions to: Director, Human Resources


This policy applies to staff in all offices and divisions of Gallaudet University and to Clerc Center teachers, unless specifically covered by collective bargaining agreements made between Gallaudet University and certified bargaining agents.


All individuals accepting employment at the University should recognize that their commitment is to the University and to the department that offered them employment.

Employees regularly assigned full-time to a specific department may not engage in part-time or occasional paid employment in another department of the institution during their regular working hours without the prior consent of their supervisor and the unit administrator. In the event an employee obtains prior approval of paid intra-institutional employment during normal working hours at Gallaudet, the employee must make up the time (if approved) in the home department or take leave without pay. (Exempt employees may not take leave without pay unless the intra-institutional employment is for a full day.)

On occasion employees may be loaned to another department during the work day, or an assignment in another department during regular working hours may be considered part of an employee's appointment. The employee continues to receive his/her regular earnings from the home department. Reimbursement to the home department for the employee's time may be arranged.

Employees may work in another department after regular working hours as long as that employment does not interfere with the performance expectations of the home department. Non-exempt employees must be paid at their overtime rate or at the weighted average of two rates for all hours worked over 40 hours per week.

Employees are not encouraged to seek additional employment outside the institution; but if they are employed elsewhere, this employment must not in any way interfere with their duties at Gallaudet. Gallaudet employees are not subject to the Federal dual employment restrictions; however, retirement service credit is not doubled. In no instance is an employee permitted to perform work for another employer using Gallaudet facilities or equipment. Also, under no circumstances is an employee authorized to perform work for another employer during his/her normal working hours at Gallaudet.

Approved by: Gallaudet University Administration