Consultants

Type: 
Policy
Category: 
Finance
Governance Council: 
Finance Council
Contact Email: 
Responsible Executive Authority: 
Chief Finance Officer
Purpose: 

Whenever possible, managers and departments are expected to use the expertise of college employees before hiring a consultant or anyone on a personal services contract to do specialized work. This policy describes the circumstances under which managers might consider retaining a consultant.

Narrative: 

As much as possible, managers and departments shall use the expertise of college employees before hiring a consultant or anyone on a personal services contract to do specialized work.

In general, departments may consider retaining a consultant only under the following conditions:

  1. There is no college employee who has the necessary expertise; and
  2. It is not practical to train current employees to do the work because
    1. the need is one-time or
    2. the need is urgent and there is not enough time to train employees or
    3. the cost of training or the time needed to train employees is prohibitive.

If there are employees who have the necessary skill, a consultant may be retained if those skilled employees are already working at capacity and cannot be reassigned to do the work needed.

Date Adopted: 
Sunday, December 1, 2002
Date Last Reviewed: 
Sunday, December 1, 2002