The Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance ("EDC") is responsible for ensuring that the university is in compliance with federal and state laws, executive orders, and institutional policies and procedures pertaining to affirmative action ("AA") and equal employment opportunity ("EEO") matters. EDC staff are available to advise and assist university community members on all matters related to AA/EEO programs and compliance guidelines, including searches for EHRA employees.
The Recruitment and Selection Policies and Procedures for Faculty and Non-faculty EHRA Positions contain university policies and procedures to guide search committees as they prepare for and conduct successful searches for EHRA positions. The Recruitment and Selection Procedures as well as the resources on the compliance website offer suggestions and recommendations for recruiting and hiring individuals from groups that are underrepresented at Appalachian.
Equal opportunity and affirmative action principles dictate that university searches must be expansive and open. Generally, EHRA positions must be advertised nationally for a minimum of 30 calendar days. Upon approval from the director of compliance, searches may be limited to regional or local advertising and/or advertised for less than 30 calendar days (minimum 14 days) depending on the circumstances. In addition, internal searches may be approved by the director of compliance and the appropriate hiring administrator in limited circumstances.
For a step-by-step guide to search procedures, click here.