Hiring Temporary Staff

  1. Contact HR Manager, to discuss the process.

  2. Please fill out a temp staff position information form and return to HR Manager.

  3. HR Manager will make any necessary edits and send the job description back to the hiring manager for final approval.

  4. HR will advise the hiring manager regarding compensation for the position, which will be based on both the budgeted amount and equity for the position.

  5. Temporary positions can be professional staff or classified staff. Based on the job description, HR will determine if the position is pro staff or classified.

  6. Temporary positions can be hourly (without benefits) or salary (with benefits). Salaried positions must be for a minimum of 6 months.

  7. Once the job description has been reviewed by HR, it will be sent to Central HR for final review and approval. This process can take anywhere from a day to a few weeks - it will depend on workload at Central HR.

  8. Depending on the job description, the temp employee may or may not need a background check. In the event he/she needs a background check, HR will need the temp’s date of birth and email address. The background check can take anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks to process; processing time cannot be predicted. Keeping this in mind, if a background check is required for the new hire, he/she cannot start work at the UW until the background check has cleared and the department has been given approval to enter the new employee into payroll.

If at any time you have questions regarding the above noted steps to hire temporary staff, please do not hesitate to contact HR for assistance.

NOTE: When interviewing, please be sure to have candidates sign the “Reference Check Consent Form,” which gives the hiring official consent to check the applicant’s references.