Hiring Managers & Supervisors Employment Toolbox

These tools are to assist supervisors in their role as hiring managers and enhance their overall knowledge of the hiring and recruitment process. The reference guides are designed to assist you in the hiring process and ensure compliance with Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements. If you have questions arising from the use of this toolbox, please call the Employment Office at 402-472-3101, or for comments, feedback and suggestions please e-mail us at unljobs@unl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL's success.

Notice of Nondiscrimination [En Español]
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

Title IX or discrimination inquires can be directed to Institutional Equity and Compliance.


Office/Service Hiring Guidelines

Office/Service Hiring Checklist 

Managerial/Professional Hiring Guidelines

Managerial/Professional Hiring Checklist

Learn about using PeopleAdmin, our web-based system usedto maintain position descriptions and manage the employment process.

Reference Check / Release of Liability (MW)

Telephone Reference Checklist

Interview Guide for Supervisors & Managers

This guide is intended as a useful supervisory tool, which includes topics to help clarify the legal points in the interview process and improve the overall quality of interviews.


Answers to commonly asked questions pertaining to recruitment, selection and placement.

Search Process Seminars

University faculty and staff members (including Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants) serving on a search committee are required to attend an educational seminar covering legal issues and university policies and procedures prior to the first meeting of the search committee.

Learn about the veterans' preference for employment under Nebraska state law. You will find information to describe eligibility requirements provided for in the law, and instructions for university hiring managers to use in verifying preference. It is the hiring unit's responsible to verify preference eligibility.

Employing or Purchasing from a Family Member-Procedures & Approval