Effective: Moved to Policy Library from UPM 4.1(1), UPM 4.3(2)
Updated/Revised: July 19, 2010
Contact: Office of Equal Opportunity (EO)
Iowa State University is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.
In light of Iowa State University's goal to diversify its employee population, it is the university's policy that the pool of applicants for all positions being filled at the university be as broad as possible and that all current employees have the opportunity to be considered for open positions for which they are qualified.
Under certain circumstances vacant positions may be filled through internal recruitment. The depth and breadth of the internal recruitment must be approved in advance by the appropriate vice president and the director of Equal Opportunity. Therefore, the filling of all positions shall be accomplished through a process that includes announcement of the opening as widely as appropriate in terms of the level of duties and responsibilities of the position.
Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the president, based on a prior written request endorsed by the appropriate vice president and reviewed by the director of Equal Opportunity. Ordinarily, such requests will be based on documented evidence that qualified candidates are unlikely to be available through an open search, or that an extended search would risk negating an opportunity to hire a member of an under represented group.
This policy does not apply to:
Advertising requirements in accordance with this policy: