224.00 Contracts for Services

Consultants may be hired by the President to perform any duty not assigned to SKC employees.  No employee may make financial commitments to a consultant without first receiving the approval of the President.

  1. Supplemental Staffing Agreement
    A supplemental staffing agreement applies to any current SKC employee only.  Employees may not have a Supplemental Staffing Agreement that exceeds 125% of their annual work time.
  2. External Consultants
    External consultants are independent contractors who are not employees of SKC. The College will attempt to get the most qualified external consultant for each specific task.  If the cost of a single contract exceeds $3,000 or the aggregate cost of more than one contract to the same consultant for a similar task exceeds $3,000, then the College shall negotiate the price of the contract after seeking prices from at least three parties capable of providing the service requested.   Any contract over $3,000 may be approved by the President after consultation with the Board Chair.
    No employee of the College shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a consulting contract if to his or her knowledge any of the following have financial interest in the contract:
    1. Any member of his or her immediate family as defined in policy 234.00, Nepotism.
    2. His or her partner.
    3. An organization in which any of the above is an officer, director, or employee.
    4. A person or organization with whom any of the above individuals is in negotiation with or has an arrangement for prospective employment.

SKC will use Federal IRS and State guidelines to determine whether an individual will be paid as an employee or an independent contractor/consultant.If a person meets the criteria as an SKC employee any time during the past year, they must be paid as an employee for any subsequent services provided in that year.  (Services are differentiated from reimbursement of costs and/or expenses.)


Adopted: Policy has been in place prior to Sept. 2003
Revised: 8/21/13. 04/15/15, 1/11/17
Reviewed: 9/2016; 5/2020

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
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