What is a secondary occupation?
Secondary occupations are usually defined as any occupation that an employee engages in alongside his or her employment, as long as it does not directly concern the employee’s private life. All kinds of paid and unpaid assignments, together with employment with another employer, are thus to be regarded as secondary occupations in relation to employment at KI. At this point attention should be drawn to the fact that KI takes for granted that all the duties that its employees perform on its behalf are part of their employment. Thus, if a member of the teaching staff carries out teaching duties for another department than the one to which he or she is assigned, these duties are, nevertheless, to be regarded as work performed as part of his or her employment with KI and so do not amount to a secondary occupation. Remuneration for such work is part of the salary.
For the sake of clarity, it should also be pointed out that the clinical part of so-called combination employment does not constitute a secondary occupation.
Problems sometimes arise of drawing the line between what may be considered to be part of employment at KI and what falls outside it. This is true particularly of teaching posts in the area of higher education, where the hours of work are unregulated. If there is any doubt regarding a particular assignment, it shall be a managerial prerogative at KI (to be exercised by a head of department or person in a similar position to decide whether it falls within the scope of the employment. The rules governing secondary occupations apply only if it is established that the activity in question lies outside employment at KI.