Faculty: Overload Compensation

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Reason for Policy: 

To call attention to the Oregon University System directive defining overload compensation, and implementation guidelines.

Policy Statement: 


Overload compensation is any compensation, other than an administrative stipend, paid to a faculty member for additional services for campus sponsored addition to full-time salary.

1. The following activities are typical sources of overload compensation:

a.-continuing education

b.-extension service


d.-seminars and similar services

2. Activities involving overload time shall not exceed more than one day in a seven day week on an average or its equivalent during the academic year or other period of appointment.

3. All overload compensation and the income and expenses of the activities for which the compensation is to be paid shall be channeled through the regular institution accounting processes.

4. Regular on-campus classes as well as time spent in support of grant and research activities shall not be allowable activities for overload compensation except under extraordinary or emergency circumstances.

5. Overload compensation will not be based on the number of students per class or any similar ratio except for correspondence or independent study courses.

6. Institution Presidents may not delegate approval of overload compensation requests below the level of a college, school or division dean or equivalent officer.

7. Overload compensation amounts will be determined by the campus President.

8. Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Deans and other equivalent level officers are not eligible for overload compensation.

Revision History: 
12 September 1985 - Promulgated by Oregon University System Chancellor
04 October 1985 - Reviewed and Approval Recommended by the president's staff
Reissued by the university president
08 February 2010 - Policy number revised from 3.130 to 02.01.18
Original Source: 
UO Policy Statement