Faculty overload for cross-departmental consulting McKinley, Brenda R.
21 Nov 2002 12:42 EST
Our University is currently reviewing its policy on faculty overload payments. The definition of what falls into the category of cross-departmental consulting is important since it appears to be the only overload during the academic year that is allowed to faculty by OMB Circular A-21.
For your reference, within the A-21 the specific passage is in the section on compensation for personal services, faculty salary rates for the academic year, and reads "However, in unusual cases where consultation is across departmental lines or involves a separate or remote operation, and the work performed by the consultant is in additionto his regular departmental load, any charges for such work representing extra compensation above the base salary are allowable provided that such consulting arrangements are specifically provided for in the agreement or approved in writing by the sponsoring agency."
What type of work could be performed to qualify as consulting under this section? Would it cover the teaching of workshops outside of faculty members' departments for a Dept. of Educ. sponsored training program? Your comments would be greatly appreciated.
Brenda McKinley, Grants Coordinator
The University of Toledo Office of Research
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