Academic Affairs announced new recruitment policies and procedures last week. Effective August 1, 2015, these policies affect faculty and non-faculty academics. A detailed summary of policy changes is available here, and other recruitment resources are available on the Academic Affairs website. Key background and highlights include:

  • A previous compliance evaluation conducted by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) identified areas where UCSF’s compliance with federal regulations for recruitments must be improved. Failure to meet OFCCP requirements could lead to further oversight and potential sanctions by the OFCCP, including the delay or withholding of federal funds to UCSF.
  • Additional work will be required by all those involved in the academic recruitment process – including faculty. Compliance needs were carefully balanced with the impact to workload and existing processes when developing the new academic policies and procedures. Whenever possible, the impact to faculty is being mitigated.
  • A new dedicated team of academic recruitment specialists has been formed within the Office of the Vice Provost – Academic Affairs (VPAA). This team is available to directly assist faculty and departments with guidance on academic recruitment policy and regulations as well as search process strategies.

Academic Affairs staff have been meeting with faculty and administrators to share these changes and welcomes questions to build a strong partnership in implementing the new policies and procedures. Please feel free to contact Tiffany Hom, Ronald Ong, or Jennifer Polce with questions or for advice on how to support your faculty for the transition.