System Administration Human Resources has established additional guidelines for Search Waivers. While a full search is always recommended, there are instances when you might need to hire someone outside the regular recruitment process. We are calling these situations a  direct appointment or search waiver. 

Direct Appointment: The two situations outlined below may qualify as a reason to directly appoint a candidate to a position and may not require a search waiver.

1. Qualified candidate is available from a previous search within the past six months. Job descriptions must be similar. Please indicate the previous search's Job Posting/Requisition Number when submitting the Budget/Position form.

2. Promotion, reclassification, transfer, or rehire (within one year of separation) of a current or former University of Colorado employee.

If a candidate falls into one of the two reasons above, indicate the qualifying reason for a direct appointment in the comments section of the Budget/Position form . To view the memorandum about this change, click here.

Search Waiver: If one of these appointment reasons does not adequately capture the need to hire someone without a recruitment, a Search Waiver form must be approved by the Vice President of Administration, Kathy Nesbitt

Please contact systemhr@cu.edu for any questions regarding search waivers or direct appointments. Please note, this only applies to positions at System Administration.