PIM 22: Secondary Employment

Dated: March 12, 1999
Category: Employment and Staffing
Contact: Director of Staff Employment – ext. 0670


State Human Resources Manual, Section 3 – Employment and Records, Subject: Secondary Employment
UNC Charlotte Policy Statement #103.3, Secondary Employment of Employees Subject to the State Human Resources Act


Employment responsibilities to the University are primary for any employee working full-time; any other employment in which that person chooses to engage is secondary. Full-time employees of the University are required to have approval from the Chancellor (delegated to the Director of Human Resources) before engaging in any secondary employment. The purpose of requiring approval is to ensure the secondary employment does not have an adverse effect on University employment and does not create a conflict of interest.

The secondary employment provision applies only to non-State sources of income. Employment funded by State resources is subject to the Dual Employment provision of the State Personnel Manual.


Employees, who desire, anticipate, or hold employment outside the University are required to submit a properly completed Request for Approval of Secondary Employment form to the appropriate department/office head for consideration, recommendation, and submission to the Human Resources Department for action on behalf of the Chancellor.

Requests will normally be approved unless the secondary employment would create either directly or indirectly a conflict of interest with University employment or (2) impair in any way the employee’s ability to perform all expected duties, to make decisions, and carry out all duties in an objective fashion.

If approved, there shall be periodic review to ensure that there are no adverse effects upon primary employment responsibilities at the University.

Approval of secondary employment may be withdrawn at any time.


All requests for approval of secondary employment will be treated confidentially for all purposes other than review and action by appropriate officials; secondary employment is considered a private matter in all other respects.