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Policies and Procedures

Procedure 708.2 – Paying an Independent Contractor

September 9, 2008
Last Updated
September 8, 2017
Last Reviewed
October 6, 2014
Responsible University Officer
Director of Systems and Operations
Responsible Unit
Systems and Operations

Procedure Statement

Payments to Independent Contractors are created online in the same manner one creates a campus voucher to a vendor.

Forms and Instructions

  • Form 708.1.1f - Employee-Independent Contractor Determination Checklist

1. Acquire pre-approval from Disbursement Services per Procedure 708.1 – Independent Contractor Predetermination Process.

2. Make sure promised service is received from the independent contractor (IC).

3. Create an independent contractor payment through ConnectCarolina.

4. Use the same form that has already been filled and approved during determining independent contractor status as the backup.

5. If an invoice is provided by the IC, include that with the documentation.

6. Documents will be processed on a first in, first out basis.

Detailed instructions and a training video can be found on the Finance and Accounting Training webpage.

Related Data



September 8, 2017: Removal of reference to providing social security number.
October 1, 2014: Updated payment process in Procedure Statement; Removed two steps in Forms and Instructions section.
May 20, 2013
February 4, 2011