File code: PRES.SEARCHFIRMPROHIBITION
Approval Date: 7/2/2013
Approved By: President
Policy on Search Firm Use
In accordance with 110 ILCS 690-35-180 (Search Firm Prohibition), the services of an external search firm may only be retained in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of a University President, or if the President of the University and the Board of Trustees demonstrate a justifiable need for guidance from an external search firm based on any of the following qualifying criteria.
- The position is of such a specialized nature that it is considered to be difficult-to-fill.
- The position is of such a critical nature that it must be filled immediately.
- The position falls within a tight and highly competitive market.
- The diversity of the applicant pool will be significantly enhanced by the use of an external search firm.