Guideline: Payment methods for employees and contractors/sole traders procedure
Provider for services (consultant) vs provider of a service (employee)
- The legal requirements associated with engaging contractors are significantly different to the legal requirements arising from engaging employees. It is important that prior to entering into a relationship with an individual contractor, the ANU confirms the status of the proposed relationship, and identifies and manages the legal issues and risks arising.
- The ANU will only engage an individual in a contract for services where there is no viable alternative provider/method of engagement.
- It is the responsibility of the paying areas financial delegate to:
- confirm the status of the individual as a contractor (as opposed to an employee) and
- ensure that, where required by the procedure, a written contract is entered into prior to the individual performing any work for the ANU.
- The delegate refers to the delegate authorising the purchase of services including the signing of related purchasing contract/s, within the budget unit (ie. Finance Delegation ID 220).
- To assist in determining whether a person is a consultant or an employee see the following guide.
Summary of payment methods
If the staff member has a fixed-term or standard appointment and has made prior arrangement to salary sacrifice any additional payments (using Form HR42 - Authority to Pay Lump Sum Payment to UniSuper Before Tax), these payments may be paid directly into their superannuation fund as a pre-tax deduction
Superannuation (if applicable)
Finance and Business Services
ANU employees - methods of payment
Job code: GGRANT- Grantee
Casual/sessional academic - lump sum payments
A staff member employed to undertake adhoc academic duties on a casual basis (see Schedule S2.12 - Other required Academic activity of the ANU Enterprise Agreement). Lump sum payments may be made providing the budget unit can provide evidence that the payment is equal to or more than the hourly rates as set out in the ANU Enterprise Agreement.
Casual general staff - lump sum payments
- It is recognised that there may be times when additional job codes will be required for payment to employees not covered in any of the above options. Requests will be looked at on a case-by-case basis and should be directed to the Manager, Remuneration and Conditions in the first instance.
|Printable version (PDF)|
|Title||Payment methods for employees and contractors/sole traders|
|Purpose||To inform staff of payment options for ANU employees and contractors/sole traders|
|Topic/ SubTopic||Staff - Employment of Staff|
|Effective Date||20 Jul 2015|
|Next Review Date||30 Jun 2024|
|Responsible Officer:||Chief People Officer|
|Approved By:||Chief People Officer|
|Contact Area||Human Resources Division|
ANU Enterprise Agreement 2017 – 2021
Information generated and received by ANU staff in the course of conducting business on behalf of ANU is a record and should be captured by an authorised recordkeeping system. To learn more about University records and recordkeeping practice at ANU, see ANU recordkeeping and Policy: Records and archives management.