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Open hire appointments are covered by Article 13 of the UW/UAW contract covering academic student employees. Open hire positions are those positions not used to fulfill a commitment of support made to a student, either (a) at the time of admission or (b) under an existing advising relationship with a faculty member(s).

Open hire positions may be announced to all eligible applicants within a department without being posted on the UW's employment website. If you cannot find an eligible applicant within your department, then follow the directions below to post the position on UW's employment website.


1. Enter your requisition into UWHIRES. The following fields are required:

2. Once all fields are completed, click "Save" at the bottom of the page. This will create your requisition number and allow you to review the requisition in Draft status.

Next step:

Get your requisition approved.

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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.

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Article 13 of the UW/UAW Contract

Need access to UWHIRES? Contact your Employment Specialist.

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