Independent Contractor

Definition of an independent contractor: An individual who meets each of the following while performing a professional service for the university: has a degree of skill or area of expertise not normally available within the university; uses their own tools and equipment to deliver the service, performs the service for a limited period of time not to exceed six months; has complete control over the manner in which the work is performed; and normally provides such services in the open marketplace.  Source: administrative policy 3342-6-04.3.

To ensure compliance with university policy and federal tax guidelines, it is important that the nature of the service and provider be classified appropriately prior to the service being performed.

For questions, contact a member of the Compensation team at or 330-672-2100.