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Staffing Options- Temporary Staffing Services

Campus units are strongly encouraged to fill vacant positions through Recruitment; however, temporary staffing services may be used to fill short-term assignments expected to last less than six months. Assignment extensions require approval by the Staff Human Resources Talent Acquisition Manager, Colette Grey.

Temporary staffing agency personnel performing cash handling duties are covered by UC Business and Finance Bulletin 49-Policy for Cash and Cash Equivalents Received and therefore required to complete a California Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan criminal history background check. All approved Temp Agencies in contract with UC Santa Cruz will ensure their personnel assigned to jobs requiring the DOJ Live Scan have passed the background check before placement begins.

Your Employee Relations Analyst (ERA) is available for consultation, as you consider the use of temporary staffing services.



  • Very quick hiring process
  • Provides an opportunity for off-campus individual to find employment at UC Santa Cruz
  • Diversity of pool is not known
  • Cost of service includes administrative costs which do not go directly to the employee