CWUP 2-30-200 Recruitment, Retention, and Hiring
Central Washington University’s recruitment, retention, and hiring processes, policies and practices affirm and actively promote the university’s mission and the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in employment. This commitment is afforded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Central Washington University complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The university is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse environment, and to principles that promote inclusive practices. The university recognizes the worth and value of faculty, exempt and civil service staff and student employees to the university and realizes that it is in the interest of the university to attract and retain highly qualified employees.
The university supports the employment of current students, recognizing the reciprocal benefits of their work. Employment of students provides them the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and assists them with the financing of their education. Student employees are a valuable source of labor and spirit for the university.
The following options for filling vacancies are:
1. Open, competitive searches - provide for the highest possibility in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of a diverse workforce.
2. Internal recruitment processes - support career progression or career development for current employees.
3. Direct appointments - may meet a critical institutional need, address a shortage of qualified candidates, or deal with other institutional priorities and concerns.
Each appointing authority, is responsible for the oversight and outcomes of recruitment and hiring within their assigned areas. Each Appointing Authority, working in consultation with Human Resources, will adhere to both the spirit and the letter of this policy.
Search committees are standard for all tenure/tenure track faculty and senior administrative exempt searches. Civil service appointments will comply with Washington State regulations.
Development, administration and maintenance of policies and procedures for recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty, exempt, civil service staff and student employees is the responsibility of human resources. See CWUR 1-70-140 Recruitment, Retention, and Hiring Procedures.
The chief human resources officer, working with the appropriate Cabinet member, may suspend the recruitment process for any position if there is concern that the process has not met the expectations of the university regarding effectiveness, legality, equity, and/or fairness in recruitment.
[PAC: 6/26/02; PAC 10/4/06; PAC: 1/16/08; 01/06/10; 06/06/2012; Responsibility: President’s Office, Authority: BOT Resolution: 03-04, Reviewed/Endorsed by: Cabinet/UPAC, Review/Effective Date: 01/06/2017, Approved by: James L. Gaudino, President.]