Independent Contractor

Independent Contractors are not considered employees of the University, are not eligible for benefits, and are not paid through Boston University payroll.

Before engaging an individual (or a company with only one employee) to do work for the University as an “Independent Contractor,” “consultant,” “freelancer” or “vendor,” you must evaluate whether he or she should be classified as an Employee OR Independent Contractor.  Services from an Independent Contractor are paid through a shopping cart in SAP.

Please visit the Service Providers and Agency Temps webpage on the Sourcing and Procurement website for guidelines on how to determine eligibility for the Independent Contractor classification. This site also lists the process steps for hiring Independent Contractors.

If you have any questions, or need assistance, please email.