Search committee members must be listed in careers before the recruitment closing date. Committees should be made up of persons who are qualified to evaluate the qualifications of your candidates. Classified and wage search committee members must be in the same or higher pay band than the recruited position. (DHRM Policy – 2.10 Hiring, section D.)
Committees should reflect both race/ethnicity diversity and gender diversity. Diverse committees enhance your ability to provide the optimum assessment of all candidates and provide each candidate equal opportunity to feel comfortable and welcome in the process.
Search committees serve as representatives of the University and in doing so should be reminded to review some key University statements:
- Community Values and University Diversity Statement: http://www.umw.edu/about/community-values/
- Mission Statement: http://www.umw.edu/about/mission/
- Statement of Non-discrimination: http://adminfinance.umw.edu/hr/policies-and-procedures/respectful-workplace-policies/discrimination/