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Policy 208 - Independent Contractors


208. Independent Contractors


An independent contractor may be engaged when the required knowledge or expertise is not readily available at the University, and when the services are needed for a limited period of time. Santa Clara University retains the right of oversight over the level and content of the work to assure receipt of adequate value for money spent


Prior to engaging an independent contractor, departments must first submit an independent contractor request to the Office of the General Counsel for approval. The Office of the General Counsel will ensure that the proposed arrangement is legally permissible.  If the request is approved, the Office of the General Counsel will issue a contract that must be fully executed before the independent contractor may perform any services. Persons who are not approved may not be engaged or perform services as independent contractors.


It is the responsibility of the hiring supervisor, deans, and directors to verify that engagement of an independent contractor follows the guidelines detailed in this policy.


For further information on this policy contact the Office of the General Counsel.

Policy Approved: October 23, 1998

Last Updated: January 2019

Last Reviewed: June 30 2022

Maintainer: Human Resources

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