Employee Recruitment and Hiring

Ensuring a Diverse TSU

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) ensures that the University takes affirmative action to guarantee that during the employment process all individuals are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age or status as a covered veteran. In an effort to reaffirm TSU’s equal employment opportunity policy in all personnel actions, we take an active role in the hiring process beginning with recruitment and following through to new employee orientation. The following information provides more detail about our roles and responsibilities in the University’s hiring and recruitment processes, as well as, some helpful resources for hiring managers regarding the requirements of TSU’s EO/AA policy.

Effective Date: July 1, 2014
The Office of Equity and Inclusion, in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources, has developed a guideline that will allow for more consistency in the employment of staff in exempt, temporary positions. With this guideline, positions must now be reviewed and approved by both the Equity and Inclusion and Human Resources offices prior to receiving approval to fill an exempt position on a temporary basis. 

Temporary employment contracts for positions that fall under this guideline, which are submitted without the required recruitment form, will be returned to the hiring manager without review.  To prevent hiring delays, please complete the form in its entirety. 

See the Temporary Employment Guideline and required Temporary Employee Recruitment Plan Form for more details. To save your responses in the form, first save a copy of the form to your files and then complete the form fields. 

The Office of Equity and Inclusion reviews recruitment plans for all executive, faculty, and professional (non-faculty) positions using online tracking system, PeopleAdmin. When reviewing a recruitment plan, we are checking to determine if the position has been properly advertised, that the search committee (when applicable) used to screen applicants is made up of a diverse range of individuals, and that the appropriate persons/organizations have been contacted about the available position.

These areas are reviewed in an effort to ensure that we are making every attempt to attract a diverse pool of applicants for our positions. Additionally, once candidates have been identified, we seek to ensure that there is an appropriate combination of experiences to select the right candidate for the job.

For more information about recruitment plans and all other hiring procedures, please review TSU’s Personnel Policy 6.33. We also have an extensive list of diversity recruitment websites you can use to help diversify your job search pools.

Equity and Inclusion has developed a Search Committee Guideline that coincides with Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and TSU hiring policies and procedures. This guide is supplemental to TSU's recruiting and hiring policies and procedures and is not inclusive of all matters related to the hiring process. Any questions regarding the implementation of the guidance should be directed to Equity and Inclusion or the Human Resources Office at 963-5281.