1.08-4 Hiring in Underutilized Job Groups

Before offers are made in any of the previously targeted areas, the hiring unit must demonstrate to the Dean or the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs that special steps were taken to expand the applicant pool and to include among the finalists qualified applicants from the under-represented groups. The responsibility of the Dean or the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is to review documentation to be satisfied that aggressive and thorough affirmative action steps were taken before an offer of employment is made. Offers should not be tendered until the Dean or the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs has written to the unit executive officer specifying that the relevant documentation has been reviewed and they are satisfied that the appointment should be made.