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Staff Search Procedures and Guidelines

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Staff Position Management Process

All regular staff positions are posted and filled through open recruitment by The Department of Human Resources. Senior level positions, administrators, athletic director and head coaches are coordinated through the Office of the President in consultation with Human Resources and the Office of Institutional Access and Equity, and may be subject to different recruitment procedural guidelines.

The hiring official follows the staff position management process for gaining general and budgetary approval for a newly created position and to fill an existing vacant position. Requisitions are created by Human Resources or by the hiring official in the recruitment system, routed for approval and reviewed by Human Resources before posting.

The hiring official provides a job description for evaluation to Human Resources. Human Resources evaluates all positions for assignment of a job title, job code, pay grade and intended starting salary. The starting salary must be consistent with the compensation practices of the University.