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Secondary occupations

Now it's time for this year's collection of data on secondary occupations for 2022.
An email request was sent to all employees at ABE at the end of January.
At the employer's request, employees must report any secondary occupation and submit the information that KTH needs to be able to assess the secondary occupation.
Teachers need to answer the request regardless of whether you have a side job or not.
Teachers also need to report new secondary occupations during the year to HR at the School´s Office.

Who needs to report secondary occupations?

Those affected are all employees who have a secondary occupation/sideline as well as all teachers.

If you are a teacher then you need to answer regardless of whether you have a side job or not.

Teachers and managers also have to report new side jobs or changes in circumstances that may have an impact on the permissibility of already permitted side jobs on their own initiative during the year.

Teachers (professors, visiting professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, lecturers om artistic grounds).

Here's how:

  1. Fill in and sign forms that are in the form archive .
  2. Send these to the address  or hand in the forms to Charlotta Winge at ABE, Skolkansliet, Teknikringen 74D, no later than 8 February 2022 (If you have not had time to submit in time by this date, we still want you submit your report as soon as possible).

Teachers who do not have secondary occupations do not need to fill in the forms, but you must respond with an answer to the request directly by sending an email to .


There are laws, regulations and agreements that restrict government employees the right to have some secondary occupations. Special rules apply to university teachers and guided by among other the Higher Education Act and the Act on civil servants. Restrictions apply three types of ancillary activities confidence damaging secondary occupations, labor impeding secondary occupations and competitive secondary occupations. Read more about them in the KTH policy for secondary occupations.

Why are secondary occupations regulated?

The main reasons for the regulation of civil servants' right to have secondary occupation beside their employment is that it is important that the public have confidence in the authority and its employees. There should be objectivity and impartiality in the exercise of public activities, which also the rules regarding conflict of interest are aimed at. KTH has a direct interest that the employee makes a proper effort and are sufficiently engaged in the work she/he gets salary for, and that KTH should not be exposed to competition from their own employees.

What is a secondary occupation?

Second occupation every chore, temporary or permanent, exercised beside the State employment, for another employer or activity in leisure time that does not clearly associated with privacy. It may mean extra work in a job, exercising assignments or conducts its own business in addition to their regular work. It is immaterial whether a secondary occupation giving financial compensation or not. Different kinds of activities that typically belong to privacy, for example, to practice a hobby or to attend to his and the family's property and private matters, are not considered as secondary occupations. Trade union, political or other positions of trust is usually seen as a permissible secondary occupation.

For University Teachers various honorary academic activities and missions as opponent- and expert missions, membership in the examining committee and minor assignments such as research councils and scientific journals does not count as secondary occupations.

Teachers obligation to disclose secondary occupations throughout the year and once a year when requested

Teachers are obliged to, on their own initiative, inform KTH on any topic related secondary occupations within two weeks after the teacher committed to a secondary occupation. Teachers must notify topic related secondary occupations continuously to the HR manager of the school use the address The notification shall include the name of the employer / client, the character of the secondary occupation, it´s nature and its actual content and duration and approximate extent of hours per calendar year. Information on secondary occupations is also collected once annually for all employees. Teachers who have their own company in the subject area, please note that the company itself is considered a side job that needs to be reported.

How secondary occupations are handled at ABE

Report secondary employment to HR officer Charlotta Winge at  by completing the designated forms

Charlotta Winge
Charlotta Winge
hr officer 087907965