Other Professional Services Compensation (OPS)

Other Professional Services Compensation consists of fixed-fee assignments for work not directly tied to hours, not covered by the institutional base salary (IBS) and that do not count toward an employee’s maximum Supplemental Compensation Authorized Earnings. Work is performed outside the employee’s regular assignment and compensation is not paid on sponsored accounts.

Foreign Nationals:  Immigration status may affect Other Professional Services compensation eligibility.  Direct visa-related questions and requests to the International Faculty & Scholars Office at 520-626-6289.

OPS may not be used for:

  • Compensation paid on sponsored accounts
  • Non-exempt employees
  • Limited Term Adjuncts
  • Employees with Combined or Total FTE <0.50
  • Assignments greater than a semester

Allowable Payment Examples:

UA Online Courses

Distance Courses

Credit Courses

  • Evening/Executive MBA

Non Credit Courses

  • CESL; Executive Education

Incidental work

  • Assignment outside job/home dept
  • Singular in nature – short period of time (generally 1 pay period)
  • Minimal payment – generally under $1000
  • Example: Manuscript review for University of Arizona Press

Project-specific work for a limited duration (non-sponsored)

  • Similar to Incidental work but longer in duration

Form and Instructions