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Hire Process

New Case Templates

The case templates for hiring a candidate into a Sr. Scientist appointment have recently been revised for consistency and effectiveness. Below are key improvements:

  1. Three memos are consolidated into one. All approvers can indicate approval and attach their comments to the memo.
  2. Hire criteria are listed on the Hire Evaluation Memo template.
  3. Reference criteria are defined on the Statement of Referees’ Affiliations template.

Salary Setting

Include the Compensation Analyst as part of the salary review/setting process.

Approval & Review Path

The hire case requires approval by the Division Staff Committee Chair, Division Director, and Associate Lab Director.  The case is then presented to the Lab Staff Committee by the Search Committee Chair (or designee). The Lab Staff Committee will vote on the case for the Deputy Lab Director and Lab Director to consider as part of their approval.

Hire Case Guidance

S&E Hire Case Process Guidance

Step by step instructions on the preparation and review of the hire case

Hire Case Documents

1.    Case Cover Sheet template

Lists points of contacts, required case documents, and the responsible person completing each document. Typically, the case is organized in a single PDF by administrative support

2.    Statement of Referees' Affiliations template

A template for the responsible manager to provide information regarding the letter writers and their affiliation with the candidate. This template includes the reference criteria

3.    Letter of Solicitation Reference letter template

A letter for the Division Director (or designee) to solicit for references. It includes the hire evaluation criteria

4.    Hire Evaluation Memo template

A template for the Search Committee Chair to write an assessment on the candidate’s suitability for hire. This requires approval by the Division Staff Committee Chair, Division Director, Associate Lab Director, and Deputy Lab Director.

5.    Position Description Template

6.    Presentation Guidelines

Guidelines for the Search Committee to follow when preparing slides to present to the Lab Staff Committee

For Non-Recruited Hires -  Follow the promotion process using the hire case templates. An Ad Hoc Committee must be appointed, and Lisa will conduct an orientation and drive the entire process.