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Talent Development and Human Resources

Obtain Approval to Fill Job Opening

Part I - Approve a Job Opening

To obtain approval to fill a job opening, you will want to determine type of position needed, provide rationale on why the job vacancy is a necessity, verify budget availability, develop a recruitment strategy, and secure signature approvals.  

View guidelines for Part-time Faculty Hires and Other Approved Hire Methods.

Where to begin…

Part 1 of the Hire Process Manual details the following areas: 

  • Complete a Separation PAF to encumber funds for an existing position vacancy
  • Conduct a job assessment
  • Select a Position Description or Classification Specification
  • Complete a Job Requisition Form
  • For search committee members involved in developing a search plan, attend a Search Planning Information Session BEFORE filling out the Search Plan form

More Resources

After the Job Opening has been approved, please see Part II - Recruit Candidates.

Quick Links

Resources for Hiring Departments

For information concerning the online Search Committee Training email HREvents@uakron.edu

Classification Services 

Classification & Research Services is located in the Administrative Services Building at 185 East Mill St, Akron, Ohio.

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Akron, Ohio 44325-4733

Phone (330) 972-7904

Fax (330) 972-2119

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