Tandem Appointments

Reason for Policy: 

This policy addresses tandem appointments and required approval before such an arrangement is engaged.

Entities Affected by this Policy: 

All UO employees and students.

Responsible Office: 

For questions about this policy, please contact Human Resources at 541-346-3159 or the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost at 541-346-3186.

Website Address for this Policy: 
Enactment & Revision History: 

4 September 2015 - Technical revisions enacted by the university secretary

1 July 2014 - Became a University of Oregon Policy by operation of law

Former Oregon Administrative Rule Chapter 571 Division 4 Section 0010


Tandem Appointments

Specific work sites, circumstances or job responsibilities (e.g., grants) may warrant the hiring of tandem teams. Tandem team appointments must receive prior approval of the appropriate Vice President:

(1) A tandem team is defined as a group of two or more individuals working together in a department or on a project toward specific objectives (e.g., grant) and does not refer to job-splitting appointments. In tandem teams the combined qualifications of the individuals who make up the team shall be used in the determination of employment decisions.

(2) Nothing in this policy should be construed to deny any member of a tandem team equal opportunity in University employment, provided the appointment has been based upon open competition and merit, and other members of the team have not unduly influenced the selection process.

Original Source: 
Oregon Administrative Rule