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Individual Service Providers

The University’s process to properly classify and pay individual service providers ensures the University’s compliance with U.S. Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and other regulatory requirements related to the treatment of workers. The classification process includes:

  • Employment Classification Process
  • Payment to Individuals for Human Subject Fees
  • Payment for Honoraria
  • Limited Engagement
  • Procurement, Payment and Reporting of Independent Contractors

All potential individual service providers must go through the classification process, if they have not already done so. To determine if someone should be classified as a regular part-time employee, temporary employee, or independent service provider, please review this matrix. There is also a detailed procedural guide is to provide faculty and staff with a step-by-step process for reviewing, engaging, and paying independent contractors and limited engagement (LE) service providers to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

For more information about the Individual Service Provider classification, as well as the most current Service Provider Questionnaire and Evaluation Worksheet, please click hereDue to ongoing refinement of the Individual Service Provider classification documentation, please use the forms posted on the above link at the right rather than any forms you may have previously saved to your computer. 

To submit your the Service Provider Questionnaire and Service Provider Evaluation Form for classification determination and approval, please email Jalil ShafiJamie Wilson, or Ufuoma Pela.