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Make the Offer


Once you have selected a qualified final candidate, you will need to establish a proposed salary and obtain approval for the salary offer from your employment specialist.


Request Approval to Make Offer

Follow these steps to request offer approval:

  1. In the UWHIRES "Requisition View", scroll down to the "Candidates" tab.
  2. Click on the "Add Activity" link for the candidate you wish to make an offer to. This will open the "Add Activity" window.
  3. Select "Request Approval for Offer" from the "Type" drop down box.
  4. Click "Save." This will open a new "Offer Details" window.
  5. Complete this page by entering the appropriate information in each field.
  6. Upon clicking "Save," your employment specialist will be notified of your request for salary review, followed by the other approvers on the list.

Make the Offer

Once the salary has been approved by both your employment specialist and your department approvers, you can make the offer to the candidate. Contact your Employment Specialist if salary negotiation is needed.

For positions that are designated as security/safety sensitive, offers must be made contingent upon a successful background check. Notify your employment specialist of the status of your offer and of the start date if the offer is accepted.


Domiciliary Relocation

If your candidate will have to make a domiciliary move (relocate and establish a new residence), determine whether it may be appropriate to include a "lump sum relocation incentive payment" and/or pay moving expenses as part of your offer of employment. Review the following resources for information about these options.

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Reminder: All new appointments, including temporary appointments, must be entered into the UW payroll system on or before their first day of employment.

Prior to making an offer, make sure you are compliant with the bargaining agreement that governs the position. Contact your ES if you are unsure.

Need help with UWHIRES? Call or email our help desk at 206-543-2544.