Certification of Applicant and Interview Pools
Applicant Pool Certification
The EAU or designee must certify the applicant pool prior to the consideration of candidates and selection of individuals to be interviewed. The purpose of the review is to identify whether the applicant pool, as self-identified, reflects an acceptable number of applicants and/or reflects the availability of qualified individuals in protected classes. The EAU may recommend to the Hiring Official that the search period be extended to allow for additional recruitment.
Interview Pool Certification
The EAU or designee must certify the interview pool prior to scheduling any interviews. The EAU may request that the committee review the full applicant pool again to ensure full considerations of all qualified applications before certifying the interview pool. If possible, at least three candidates should be recommended for interview.
If there are any changes made to the certified interview pool by the Hiring Official or Search and Screen Committee, these changes shall be approved by the EAU.
Diversity of Interviewees
In instances where an interview pool is submitted for certification, and it is found that members of protected classes are not included, the committee may be asked to re-review materials of self-identified protected class applicants to ensure the exclusion did not result from unwarranted bias. The Hiring Official or screening committee Chair should consult with the EAU office to determine what further action(s) may be warranted.
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