Independent Contractors

Employee or independent contractor? The IRS has focused on this issue and given high priority to the classification of employment relationships. The penalties for misclassification can result in the university being held responsible for under-payment of taxes including federal and state income tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes, and federal unemployment taxes. Whether inadvertent or intentional, misclassification of workers as independent contractors may result in charges to the department for the taxes, penalties, and interest.

Human Resources has provided guidance about independent contractor designation in the documents section of this page. The Independent Contractor Form (ICF) must be submitted and approved by Human Resources before the individual can do any work.

Documents

Forms & Guidelines
These documents include the guidelines and forms for Independent Contractors. The Foreign National Information form should be completed for non-citizen Independent Contractors.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR FORM
Campus: Norman, OUHSC, Tulsa
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR - DEPARTMENT GUIDELINES
Campus: Norman, OUHSC, Tulsa
FOREIGN NATIONAL INFORMATION FORM
Campus: Norman
FOREIGN NATIONAL INFORMATION FORM
Campus: OUHSC

Contact

HR Talent Acquisition & Compensation
  • Norman: (405) 325-1826, NEL 205
  • HSC: (405) 271-2190 Option 4, SCB  122
  • Tulsa: (918) 660-3191, Room 2C11