While a staff member’s involvement in private work can have a number of benefits for the individual, department and institution, private work does have the potential to impact negatively on one or all three of these parties. The Head of Department is key in navigating this domain.
The HoD is responsible for:
- Ensuring that staff are aware of the protocol governing private work, Protocol Governing Private Work
- Ensuring that staff members engaging in private work are getting permission to do so. This is a condition of service of all staff
- Considering applications for private work and bearing in mind the impact on the department of the staff member’s involvement in such private work
- Dealing with any problems that may occur as a result of private work
If the HoD needs assistance in navigating problems in this area, they are invited to consult the Dean or Director: HR.