Filling a Vacancy

Comparison of Staffing Options Temporary Staffing
Open Recruitment Transfer
Campus-Only Recruitment Reorganization
Non-Recruitment Waiver of Recruitment
Student Employment Comparison of Staffing Options Matrix

Comparison of Staffing Options

It has always been the policy of UC Santa Cruz to hire the most qualified individuals. Because our staff workforce lacks diversity of women and people of color in many position types (per federally defined analyses), Hiring Managers (HM) are strongly encouraged to fill positions using a competitive recruitment process.  Use either an Open Recruitment to attract external applicants, or a Campus-Only Recruitment to attract qualified internal applicants from within our workforce.

The use of other options to fill career positions (and limited positions expected to exceed 1,000 hours in 12 months), such as transfer, reorganization or Waiver of Recruitment should be limited to exceptional situations, such as an alternative to layoff, reorganization due to change in work or funding, or other unique circumstances outlined in policy and local procedures.

Hiring Managers should consider the following parameters when assessing recruitment options:

  • Duration of the need (e.g., temporary project versus ongoing need)

  • Funding availability and duration

  • Availability of qualified candidates

  • Job group underutilization based on position classification (job code)

For consultation when comparing the available methods of filling a staff vacancy, including limited/temporary vacancies, along with a review of the Comparison of Staffing Options chart defining each option, please contact your Talent Acquisition Consultant (TAC) for information about the most effective and appropriate method to fill your vacancy.