Campus-Only Recruitment - Employee Process

About the Program
To support the career progress of qualified internal candidates, the campus-only recruitment process may be utilized as a competitive recruitment process to fill career vacancies. When applying to campus-only recruitments current UC Santa Cruz employees will receive consideration for the position.

You are eligible to apply and receive consideration for referral to the hiring manager, if you are a current UC Santa Cruz employee on the day you submit your application.

How it Works

  • Current UC Santa Cruz employees who wish to receive consideration for a campus-only recruitment must be actively employed on the day they submit their application and must apply during the  internal recruitment initial review period.
  • Referrals for priority consideration will only be made if three or more qualified individuals apply. If fewer than three internal candidates apply, the external applicant pool will also be considered.
  • Recruitment will close without consideration of external candidates if the hiring manager selects an internal candidate.


How to Apply

 If you are a current UC Santa Cruz employee:

  • Go to and update all applicable areas of your application. New users will be prompted to create a username and password.  You will then be moved through a series of screens to create and save an employment application. It is very important that on your application you indicate that you are a current UC Santa Cruz employee. This identifies you as an internal candidate.
  • Preparing a resume and customized cover letter is highly recommended.
  • Look for internal recruitments on the UC Santa Cruz job site,, by sorting the column labeled Rec Type. Click “View” under the job title to see the details of a position that interests you.
  • Click the “Apply Here” button on the job posting and follow the instructions to submit your application and attach your resume and customized cover letter.
  • You must apply on or before the Initial Review Date (IRD) to receive priority consideration.

For more information and tips on applying for positions, please visit Tips for Applying.

NOTE: If the position you are applying for is designated as a “Critical Position” and you are the selected candidate, you may be required to successfully complete a criminal history background check before you can begin in your new position.  For more information regarding this policy please refer to Personnel Policies for Staff Members 21- Selection and Appointment (PPSM 21).