INTERINSTITUTIONAL RECRUITING AND APPOINTMENTS

No: S-33

Date: May 20, 1976

Authority: UWS UPG #6


INTERINSTITUTIONAL RECRUITING PROTOCOL FOR UNCLASSIFIED STAFF

When an employing unit of one institution of the UW System wishes to enter into employment negotiations with an unclassified staff member in another UW System institution, the official responsible for initiating such negotiations (e.g., department chairperson, dean, director, etc.) must first notify the appropriate vice chancellor of the other institution, in writing, with a copy to the senior vice president for academic affairs (UW System Administration).

This protocol should be observed without exception and implemented as soon as a decision to enter in negotiations with an unclassified staff member of another institution is made. In no case shall a formal offer be extended until the vice chancellor agrees in writing.

Where an offer is being extended under the above protocol and the home institution's employing unit has already made a salary increase recommendation for the person involved for the subsequent fiscal year, the hiring institution cannot offer the person involved a salary rate exceeding the new rate recommended by the home institution for what is essentially a lateral transfer or rank promotion. This limitation does not apply where a major change in duties and responsibilities is involved (e.g., from teaching faculty position to deanship, from academic staff position to a major line position, etc.).

JOINT APPOINTMENTS

Prior to the establishment, modification (e.g., change in percentage time split) or termination of a joint appointment of an individual involving more than one institution of the UW System, the official responsible for initiating such an action (e.g., department chairperson, dean, director, etc.) must first notify the appropriate dean or vice chancellor of the other institution(s) in writing and reach an understanding.