University Human Resources Implements Changes to Hiring Procedures

February 16, 2009

The following letter was sent via email on Feb. 16, 2009, to all University of Virginia employees from Susan A. Carkeek, U.Va.'s vice president and chief human resources officer.

Dear Colleagues:

I write to you with news on changes to our hiring procedures at the University:

University Human Resources will be instituting an internal posting policy. An internal posting policy offers you more career opportunities during these challenging times.  Many of you may not realize you have skills that can translate from one position at the University to another, and a new assignment often brings new perspective on your career.

Effective immediately, all staff postings (excluding teaching and research academic faculty and librarians) will be posted and recruited internally.  This process can help us manage staffing across Grounds.  It relies on you and your colleagues expressing a voluntary interest in changing positions.

Medical Center postings and applicants are to be considered internal.  We would allow external posting in two instances:  a) positions where we would not find qualified internal candidates - nurses may be an example - or b) positions that have been posted internally for a reasonable period of time and a qualified candidate has not been identified.  Lucinda Childs-White, director of HR Consulting Services, is working with an advisory group to assist us in implementing this, and we will advise you of the new procedures as they are developed.

If you are interested in making a change, take the opportunity to update your resume on our Jobs@UVa Web site at  You can also visit that site to learn about positions as they become available.

Thank you for your continued cooperation!


Susan Carkeek