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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 by campus units to fill short-term assignments expected to last less than 6 months. Assignment extensions require approval by the Staff Human Resources Employment Manager.

Spherion/Randstad Staffing Services is UCSC’s primary service provider for filling administrative, professional, technical, and light industrial assignments. Units with specialize staffing needs should contact their divisional service team in Procurement & Business Contracts to identify other temporary staffing providers.

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 in accordance with local procedures.

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



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

Revised November 2011: C.21