Affirmative Action Waivers (Waiver
to Posting Requirement) for Regular Staff Positions
all regular staff positions must be openly posted for applications and go
through a competitive search process.
Under special circumstances,
departments may request a waiver of the posting requirement from the director
of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA). The request will be reviewed and either
approved or denied. If denied, a full search must be completed.
Each request for a posting waiver is
reviewed based on the individual circumstances. Below are examples of some
situations in which a posting waiver request may be appropriate:
departmental promotions. Development and
growth opportunities for Rice employees are encouraged, and in most situations,
an affirmative action waiver is appropriate for an internal departmental
requiring a unique or rare skill set and for which posting the position is
unlikely to identify a pool of quality applicants.
situations requiring that an individual be in place within an extremely short
To initiate a request for a posting waiver:
the director of EEO/AA to discuss before initiating any actions with the
individual to be hired or moved to a new position.
approved, the director of EEO/AA will provide you a written approval for the
a posting waiver is approved, you will then follow the hiring process through
an action that allows for posting and include information in the department
comments that a waiver has been requested and approved.
will post the job with the status of “Posted for Non-Recruitment,” and the job
will not be displayed to the general public.
hiring manager will give the one candidate a posting URL address so that the
individual may apply for the position. The
URL address is located at the bottom of the “Position Details” page of the
posting in RICEWorks.
the individual has applied for the position, the hiring manager follows the
process for completing the hiring proposal.
The written waiver approval from the director of EEO/AA must
be attached in the “supplemental documentation” section of the hiring proposal.