The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Department of Labor requires the assessment of basic qualifications for all academic positions. These requirements must be met at the time of application and are necessary for consideration as an applicant for the position.

  • Use the basic qualifications as stated in the advertisement to assess each individual who submits an application for the position by the Initial Review Date. It is recommended that each individual is assessed as soon as possible after they submit an application. Do not assess individuals who applied after the IRD. If necessary an additional review date can be created to make available additional applicants for consideration.
  • Applicants who initially meet the basic qualifications but later withdraw prior to selection to “invite for interview” status or further will be indicated as not meeting the basic qualifications (“candidate withdrew”). 

Review the applicant pool

To assess the value of outreach efforts review the demographic profile of the applicant pool now that it includes only individuals who met the basic qualifications, and compare it to the diversity benchmarks available in AP Recruit. A new public review date can easily be established if the pool is small and/or lacks diversity. However, it is not necessary to submit the applicant pool for review or approval in AP Recruit.  Please note: A Search Report submitted for a position in which there was a single qualified applicant and only 15 days of outreach will be declined, and the search will need to be re-opened.

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