Secondary employment

A core task for a higher education institution is, in addition to research and education, to collaborate with the surrounding society and to communicate  about its activities. Linnaeus University therefore welcomes the fact that employees participate in the public debate and that researchers and teachers exchange experiences with both the business community and society in general.

As a public authority it is, however, important to remain impartial in relation to the citizens, which is why you, as state employee, may not hold a secondary employment or engage in activities alongside your employment at Linnaeus University, that can compromise the public's confidence or harm the university's reputation. You are also not allowed to have secondary jobs that are obstructive to your work at the university or competing with activities at the university.

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

Reporting secondary employment - process at Linnaeus University

As a public authority, we are obliged to inform our employees about the rules regarding secondary employment. The university is also obliged to document secondary employments held by university teachers. All employees are, therefore, required to register any secondary employment in Primula by January 10th of each year. If any change to the secondary employment occurs during the year, it should be reported in Primula immediately. New employees are required to complete the registration as soon as possible.

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

If you are employed as a lecturer (or any other teacher category according to the Appointment Procedures for the appointment of teachers 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 position.

If you are employed as 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 position 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 Office (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.