Collaborating with an Established Organization

Collaborating is usually the least expensive and most efficient way to engage staff in an employee capacity for any period of time.  A local collaborator can be a university or other organization. In this arrangement, the staff are employees of the local organization.  The administrative activities associated with their employment are the responsibility of the local organization. Collaborating arrangements can generally be outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or contract.

Collaborating agreements should address:

  • Can the collaborator act as the employer of record for Penn’s required activity?

  • Can the collaborator employ and provide work authorizations for Penn’s employees as well as in-country nationals?

  • Is there a written agreement between Penn and the collaborator in regards to the individual being engaged and associated costs?

  • Is there a written agreement between the collaborator and individual if necessary?