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Handbook of Operating Procedures

Employee Recruitment

Policy Number: 143


Recruitment of new employees



Date Reviewed:
June 2020
Responsible Office:
Office of the Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer; Human Resources
Responsible Executive:
Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer; Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer


It is the policy of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (“University”) to employ qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Refer to HOOP Policy 183 Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment and Equal Opportunity.


For guidelines regarding the recruitment of classified, management administrative and professional, academic administrative and professional, and faculty positions refer to the information found under the Hiring and Recruiting section of the Manager Resources page on the Human Resources website. 

If a need to utilize a search firm is determined to exist, and the cost exceeds $5,000, competitive bidding is required. Please refer to information found on the Procurement Services website.  UT System contracts established for executive recruitment are not subject to these requirements. For information regarding existing contracts, contact Procurement Services at 713-500-4700.

Prospective employees or candidates may be eligible for reimbursement of certain expenses related to the interview and/or relocation process. Refer to the Expense Reimbursement Team’s website for detailed information and procedures.

All prospective employees must fulfill and maintain all eligibility and identity requirements in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws and HOOP Policy 14 Employment Eligibility.


    • Office of the Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officers (faculty and academic administrative and professional recruits)
    • 713-500-3082
    • Human Resources (classified and management administrative and professional recruits)
    • 713-500-3130