Obtain advance determination for using an independent contractor with sponsored or non-sponsored RF funds. The request must be submitted prior to the engagement of services with sufficient time for HR review.
Engaging the services of an IC must be approached as a rare exception, as any determination of misclassification by the Internal Revenue Service or Department of Labor can be viewed as a willful misrepresentation, which can result in a significant fine to the organization, along with the possibility of jeopardizing future federal funding.
Previous determination of an independent contractor request does not indicate that the current request will also be approved.
Form Type: Downloadable, PDF document
Requirements: Adobe Reader
Updated: January 2023
Owner: Purchasing and Contract Services