Chapter 4 - Personnel General
Publication Date: January 1, 1991
Responsible Executive: VP for Business Affairs
4.11 Fees for Services
The UT System Board of Regents' Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter III, Section 13.8 states:
No member of the faculty or staff shall accept pay from private persons or corporations for tests, assays, chemical analyses, bacteriological examinations, or other such work of a routine character, which involve the use of property owned by the System or its component institutions, unless advance permission has been obtained from the chief administrative officer and provision has been made for compensation to the System or its component institutions.
The University of Texas at San Antonio will consider negotiation of research grants and contracts in accordance with Section 4.24 of this Handbook with outside grantors (private and public) for tests, assays, etc. However, such proposals must include a request for reimbursement of indirect (overhead) costs and be processed through the steps outlined in Section 4.24. Such agreements should be directed toward the solution of research problems with rights to publish results.
UTSA will not normally enter into agreements with private persons or corporations to perform routine lab analyses, tests, etc., where there are commercial sources available. Where commercial sources are not available, a special request must be made to the President's Office outlining the details of the proposed work and should include provisions to recover direct and indirect costs. The proposal must also clearly indicate that commercial sources to perform the routine tests are not available.
Any faculty or staff member who receives direct funding from a grant or consulting contract not subject to UTSA administration may not use the resources of the University. These resources include, but are not limited to, use of computer, furniture and equipment, copiers, mail services, print shop, quick copy, letterhead stationery and envelopes, and personnel services.