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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.

  1. The position is of such a specialized nature that it is considered to be difficult-to-fill.
  2. The position is of such a critical nature that it must be filled immediately.
  3. The position falls within a tight and highly competitive market.
  4. The diversity of the applicant pool will be significantly enhanced by the use of an external search firm.