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Administration & Finance

Policy Number: 403.5

Policy: Extra Compensation for Faculty Members and Contract Professionals

Date Adopted: March 5, 2014

Revision Date: NA

References: UFA CBA 12.210 University Sponsored Professional Services and Extra Compensation

Approved By: Royce Engstrom, President


The purpose of extra compensation is to compensate individuals for work that is usually short term, unpredictable, and is in excess of normal duties.  Some examples of the kinds of activities that qualify are short term analyses for a government agency, additional teaching load necessitated by the unexpected absence of a colleague, and continuing education lectures.  For most activities that can be planned ahead of time, the person’s assignment should be adjusted and the assignment undertaken within normal responsibilities.  In addition, as specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the University Faculty Association, extra compensation cannot exceed more than 20% of the base salary for the academic year.  This limitation also applies to non-union faculty members and contract administrators.

When the activity is administrative or professional, usually lasting months to a year or more, a stipend is the correct payment vehicle, not extra compensation.

Administration & Finance

The University of Montana-Missoula

University Hall 126

406.243.4676 / fax: 406.243.5537