Search Waiver Process

UCCS is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Occasionally, a search waiver may be granted to expedite the hiring of a new faculty or university staff candidate. A search waiver is a request to "waive" the search process and to appoint an individual into an open position. Search waivers are the exception and may be requested in those situations where a person has a unique combination of education and experience necessary for an open position and there are extenuating circumstances that require the position to be filled immediately. Other examples where a search waiver might be requested might include hiring a candidate from a recently conducted search or when the position would represent a promotional opportunity for a qualified internal candidate. If the position that you are filling falls into this narrow category, you may seek a search waiver as follows: 

  • Search Waiver Request - The Department completes the Search Waiver Request, including Dean/Director signature, and submits the waiver to HR for approval and processing through the Vice Chancellor (VC) and Chancellor. The VC will consult with the Chancellor for approval of the search waiver. When the Search Waiver Request has been signed by the Chancellor, a copy will be returned to the Department.
  • Job Posting - The HR Liaison for the department enters the position into HCM with the "Request to Fill" information. 
  • Once the ePAR has been routed for the appropriate approvals, HR will approve the position so that it feeds to CU Careers. 
  • Department notifies candidate to apply for the position and HR forwards the link to the candidate to do so.
  • Department submits background check for the candidate
  • Letter of Offer - Department drafts letter of offer and sends to HR for review together with candidate's transcripts, verification of checked references, and CV/resume
  • HR routes letter for signature and holds it in office for candidate's signature.