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Talent Acquisition

UW System Human Resources supports the recruitment process for UWSA with the goal of acquiring the best and the brightest talent. The recruitment process has three distinct stages: pre-recruitment, recruitment and interviewing & selection.


There are several important factors to consider in this stage:

  • Are you filling an existing vacancy or developing a new position?
  • Does the position description and the knowledge, skills, and abilities need revision?
  • What is the source of funding? Do you have the required funds to fill?
  • Have you obtained the necessary approvals to fill the position?

These are just a few examples. Hiring managers will also want to consider sourcing: where to advertise the position and for how long. This is also the stage where the ePAF process begins.


The recruitment stage is when the position is being advertised and applicants are applying for the position. During this stage, hiring managers will want to schedule a consultation with their UWSHR Strategic Partner and appoint the Search and Screen Committee. The Search and Screen Committee will analyze the applicant pool and conduct phone interviews, if necessary, to develop the list of qualified candidates for the position. See additional information regarding Search and Screen Committee here.

Interviewing and Selection

After the Search and Screen Committee has identified the qualified candidates for the position, the Interviewing and Selection stage begins. These steps will be discussed and planned by UWSHR with the hiring manager. Below is the overview of the steps:

Once a written offer has been accepted by the selected candidate, the process enters the post-recruitment stage. In this stage, the hiring managers prepares for the new hire arrival by developing an Onboarding Plan and making appropriate arrangements to ensure a seamless entry into the organization. See additional information available under Onboarding.

Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity Employment

The University of Wisconsin System Administration is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equality and differences among its members. To read more about this and important related subjects, please click here.


ePAF is the electronic Personnel Action Form utilized throughout the recruitment process to gather approvals to fill and hire new staff. Click here to access the ePAF site (access is granted only for supervisors, delegates, and approved users).

Training Information: If you are a supervisor or a delegate and did not receive training or you need a training refresher, please contact UW System Human Resources. Additional resources are available on our SharePoint Site – login may be required.

Contact: UW System Human Resources