August 23, 2006
To establish the search requirements for filling newly created or vacant manager positions.
This policy applies University-wide when filling a manager position.
To expeditiously fill every manager vacancy with a well-qualified person who is reasonably available at the salary the university can offer and to ensure that principles of equal employment opportunity, including affirmative action, will be followed in all job actions involving managers, such as recruiting, training, discipline, and promotion in order to employ and retain a qualified and diverse work force.
Employment practices at IUP are regulated by numerous state and federal laws prohibiting certain forms of discrimination and supporting equal employment opportunity for students, faculty, and staff. In addition, Pennsylvania Governor’s Office Management Directive 505.7, Personnel Rules, Section 13.32, states: “No agency shall, in any personnel action, including recruitment, appointment, promotion, training or separation, discriminate against any person because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, or disability.”
Management Directive 505.7, Section 3.1 states: “Every effort is to be exerted to end discrimination and to develop steps to include members of minority groups and women at every level of employment, including recruitment, selection, appointment, promotion, training, delegation and decision-making.”
IUP adopts these Directives and is committed to taking affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in all work-related actions within the scope of this policy and to employ and retain well-qualified persons who continuously perform their duties in at least a satisfactory manner.
2. The affirmative action officer may approve search waivers and search strategies, and may respond to requests to delay searches beyond nine months where a position is filled by an interim or temporary employee.
3. Appoint the search committee chair. A search may be conducted to fill either vacated or newly created positions. The search may be internal, external, or both, and if both are used, they may be conducted simultaneously. Selection and responsibilities of the search committee is the subject of separate guidelines.