The purpose of this policy is to establish appropriate guidelines for departments and offices that wish to use a skill test for potential employment candidates.

Policy Statement

The University is committed to hiring outstanding individuals who reflect diverse backgrounds, have the qualifications, values and potential necessary to achieve our goals. The hiring policies articulate sound practices to ensure that this is achieved and risks to the University are minimized.

Reason for Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish appropriate guidelines for departments and offices that wish to use a skill test for potential employment candidates.

Who Is Governed by this Policy

Faculty and Staff

Policy

To ensure that the use of employment tests does not adversely affect the employment of any candidate, and does not violate the Equal Employment Opportunity laws, the Office of Human Resources must approve all pre-employment tests used as criteria for employee selection. The Office of Human Resources will evaluate the test to ascertain whether it is predictive of or significantly correlated with important elements of the job requisition description. Employment tests are considered valid only if they directly evaluate the same skills the applicant is expected to use in the performance of stated duties.

A hiring department and/or School may conduct an approved employment test only in those areas where similar tests are not administered in HR. If an employment test for a particular job opening has been disapproved, the hiring department, or School may not give the test to any applicant.

Definitions

This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Procedures

Hiring departments will attach to the job requisition any proposal for job testing with an explanation of the relationship of the skills tested and the skills required for job performance.

Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Related Information

This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: May 31, 2018
  • Last Revised Date: May 31, 2018
  • Policy Origination Date:

Who Approved This Policy

Jane Fisher, Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations

Contacts

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