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Independent Contractor

The purpose of these guidelines is to assist the hiring department in processing requisitions for Independent Contractors, Guest Lecturers/Speakers/Performers (hereinafter referred to as Independent Contractors), while complying with State and Federal Laws, CSU policies and Collective Bargaining Agreements. 

Independent Contractor:

Special Consultant:

  • Considered temporary employees 
  • Covered by Workers' Compensation in case of injury 
  • Subject to tax withholding, and in some instances, retirement, social security, and Medicare taxes 
  • Subject to Direct Deposit if currently participating in the program 
  • Do not receive health benefits 
  • Are not represented by a collective bargaining agreement

Human Resources & Equal Opportunity is responsible for appointing and paying individuals as employees in CSU standard classifications including the Special Consultant classification. Please contact them for assistance at 760-750-4418.