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 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 retain highly qualified employees.
Open, competitive searches are required for tenure/tenure track faculty, exempt, and civil service positions as they provide for equal opportunity and demonstrate the university’s commitment to recruit, hire, and retain a diverse workforce. Human resources, in consultation with the appointing authority or designee, is responsible for the oversight of searches to ensure a well-qualified, diverse candidate pool. Search committees are required for all tenure/tenure track faculty and senior administrative exempt searches. On rare occasions and with the approval of human resources, exempt and faculty appointments may be made without searches. Civil service appointments will comply with Washington state regulations.
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.
Administration and maintenance of this policy is the responsibility of human resources through involvement in all stages of the recruitment, retention, and hiring processes. Development of policies and procedures for recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty, exempt, and civil service staff is the responsibility of human resources. See CWUR 1-70-140 Recruitment, Retention, and Hiring Procedures.
The chief human resources officer, working with the division head, may suspend the recruitment process for any position if there is validated 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; Responsibility: President’s Office, Authority: BOT Resolution: 03-04, Reviewed/Endorsed by: Cabinet/UPAC, Review/Effective Date: 06/06/2012, Approved by: James L. Gaudino, President]