Encourage internal applicants for positions

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

Encourage internal applicants for postions

The Chancellor said the University should encourage current employees and also promote opportunities for developing skill sets to apply for and be successful in those new positions. Human Resources is addressing that directive and has added an “internal candidates welcome” statement to every posting.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.