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Search Exceptions


Competitive Search Requirements

  • Oregon State University (OSU) has a long-established practice of filling the majority of employment openings by conducting open/competitive recruitments, and filling a small subset of employment openings through the use of non-competitive hires (e.g. temporary staff appointments, academic wage appointments, or approved waivers of unclassified search). Changes in Federal law necessitated that the competitive search requirements be updated, effective December 19, 2013. Please read the requirements related to these changes, and contact your Business Center, or Kerry McQuillin, in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (541-737-4381), or Robbin Sim, in the Office of Human Resources (541-737-3203) with any questions about this update or the flowcharts.

Waiver of Search for Unclassified Positions

Under certain circumstances, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access may authorize a waiver of the regular search process for an unclassified position. 

Contact Info

Equal Opportunity and Access 330 Snell Hall Corvallis, Oregon 97331 phone: 541-737-3556
fax: 541-737-8232
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