Secondary employment

A core task for a higher education institution, alongside research and education, is to collaborate with wider society and communicate its activities. Linnaeus University therefore positively encourages its employees to participate in social debate and its researchers and lecturers to exchange experience with both the business world and society at large.

As a public authority it is, however, important to remain objective in dealings with citizens, which is why public servants may not hold secondary employment that adversely affects confidence, which means carrying out activities alongside their main occupation that could damage confidence in their impartiality or harm the reputation of the public authority. It is also not permitted to have secondary employment that impedes work or constitutes competition.

More information and guidance can be found in the document “Rules on secondary employment”, see link below.

Procedure at Linnaeus University

As a public authority, we are obliged to inform our employees about the rules and document information regarding lecturers’ secondary employment. All employees are therefore required to register any such secondary employment in Primula by 10 January each year. If there is any change to the secondary employment, the information in Primula must be updated immediately. New employees are required to complete the registration as soon as possible.

If you need help with the registration, contact the HR partner assigned to your department.

If you are employed as a lecturer, under the employment procedure at Linnaeus University you are required to read the document “Rules on secondary employment”. Once you have read the document, you certify this by checking the relevant box in Primula. You are also required to report whether or not you have any secondary employment relating to the subject area of your post.

If you are employed as a member of the technical/administrative staff, you are required to read the document “Rules on secondary employment”. Once you have read the document, you certify this by checking the relevant box in Primula.

If your post is at senior management level: Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, University Director, Deans of the Faculties, Heads of Department (academic), Administrative Directors, Heads of Department (administrative) and Chief Librarian, you are required to read the document “Rules on secondary employment”. Once you have read the document, you certify this by checking the relevant box in Primula. You are also required to report whether or not you have any secondary employment