Step 1a: Pre-Work/Approvals
When a hiring manager needs to fill a vacancy or new position, they are encouraged to contact their HR Liaison for support throughout the process. Hiring managers must gain appropriate departmental, planning unit, and university approvals for all HR related actions. The HR Liaison can help the manager navigate all university and planning unit specific related processes.
- For new staff positions, a Position Description should be completed and evaluated by compensation before the hiring process begins.
- For existing staff positions, Position Descriptions should be updated and evaluated by compensation if the Position Description on file is more than 3 years old or if there have been changes made to the position.
- For faculty positions, hiring managers/search chairs should inquire with their college regarding specific requirements for developing position descriptions for faculty roles.
- For all other positions, hiring managers/search chairs should consult with departmental or planning unit leadership to gain the necessary approvals to fill the position.