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Special Consultants

Under general direction, the Special Consultant performs special assignments of a temporary nature, based on a particular knowledge, ability or expertise. This classification should be used for work that meets the "exempt" criteria of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not to be used for non-exempt work. Incumbents in this classification are paid on a daily rate.

Department Steps:

Step 1 - Determine the work to be performed meets the Special Consultant Criteria.  Reference the Classification Standards, Summary of Assignments, and the Independent Contractor determination checklist.

Step 2 - Review and follow the Special Consultant Guidelines and Checklist to ensure responsibilities are met.

Step 3 - Submit original signed Appointment Form to Human Resources (Craven 1200) for approval at least two (2) weeks prior to assignment start date. Reference the Sign In requirements for all non-CSUSM employees.

Step 4 - Ensure the Special Consultant does not begin their assignment prior to receiving the approved Special Consultant Appointment Form back from Human Resources.

Step 5 - Submit original signed Special Consultant Time Sheets directly to Payroll for processing.

Any questions to the Special Consultant process can be directed to
your Department Assigned HR Analyst or call the OHR Office at (760) 750-4418.