Your search is over. You've identified the ideal candidate to fill that empty position
on your team. So, what's your next step?
Part of what makes the University of South Carolina achieve excellence as a higher
education institution is our ability to attract exceptional people. As managers, your
role in identifying and hiring these employees is no small task.
You only have a few more steps, but they are incredibly important! These steps include
securing salary approval, preparing hiring documents and conducting the appropriate
background checks and verification.
Don't forget to review our
step by step guide to hiring [pdf] to help navigate you through the entire hiring process. Our next steps guide [pdf] is designed to help you once a position is posted.
Securing Salary Approval
Whether you're prepared to extend an offer to a new hire, or you're promoting or demoting
an employee already within the organization, you must first secure salary approval
before extending an offer for your vacant position.
Checklists including an employment checklist, dual employment checklist, post-retirement
checklist and special contract checklist are intended to be used in preparing hiring
documents for different categories of employment.
While the information obtained in background checks is confidential, it is an important
step to maintain a safe work environment. Learn when it's necessary to obtain a criminal
background check and the steps necessary to complete the requirement.
Employment Eligibility Verification
Employment eligibility verification must be conducted on all newly-hired employees.
At the University of South Carolina, an internet-based verification system called E-Verify
is used. Learn more about the important verification steps, including how to properly
submit an I-9 form.
Whether you have a job vacancy, an employee out on maternity leave, or some extra
work that needs to be done, there are always times when departments need extra help.
Learn about our Floater Pool, how to request for assistance and what the daily rates
Please refer to the
International Scholars section of the website for specific information about hiring international candidates.
When you are ready to make the offer of employment, follow the procedures for your
department, school, college or campus. Senior and regional campuses may check with
their HR office for the correct procedures. As part of the Hiring Proposal process
in PeopleAdmin, offer letters are generated based on the type of position. Generated
offer letters may be edited by the department.