HR policy - Unclassified rules: 3.02 faculty recruiting

The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

 Functional Owner Chief Human Resources Officer
 Executive Sponsors Chancellor
 Policy Contact Chief Human Resources Officer or Faculty Ombudsperson


Who this policy applies to:
Faculty.


Understanding the UWS Code:
The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

This specific policy is part of Chapter 3 of the UWS Code.  To review the UWS code, please visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/3


UWL Policy Detail:
(1) To ensure that there is no unlawful discrimination, recruiting procedures shall observe the federal and state statutes and UW System Rules and Guidelines pertaining to affirmative action in the recruitment of faculty.

(2) When a department and the appropriate academic administrative officers determine that, according to department staffing plans, a faculty vacancy exists in the department, the department shall proceed with the development of a position description for a faculty appointment.

(3) The appropriate academic administrative officers shall be responsible for approving position descriptions and for authorizing recruitment. A copy of the position vacancy shall be submitted if and as needed or required to System Administration for clearance to proceed in the recruitment process. Notices of the position vacancy shall be distributed by the appropriate academic administrative officer and the department chairperson.

(4) The department shall have responsibility for careful screening of all applications received and for the recommendation of candidates to be invited to the campus for interviews. Departmental review and judgment shall be the operative step in the recruiting process. In the case of creation of a new department, appropriate academic administrative officers shall give consideration to the judgment of the faculty of related disciplines.

(5) Each fall semester, the appropriate academic administrative officer shall distribute to department chairpersons such instructions and sample record forms as will facilitate compliance with affirmative action obligations and procedures as well as budgetary requirements. The Affirmative Action Office shall advise appropriate administrative officers and department chairpersons of the status of current utilization of women and minorities in each department/unit. Where underutilization exists, departments will be required to establish affirmative action goals for the hiring of women and/or minorities prior to the initiation of recruitment efforts.


Revision history:
Last reviewed was July 2020


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Responsibilities:
N/A


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Keywords:faculty recruiting   Doc ID:103709
Owner:John A.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-07-07 13:52 CDTUpdated:2020-07-15 09:07 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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