Update to PPSM 20 (Recruiting)

February 3, 2021

This message was sent to all managers and supervisors.

Dear Colleagues,

UC Berkeley’s local implementing procedures for PPSM 20 (Recruitment and Promotion) have been updated Feb. 1 to help advance the goals of our Principles of Community and Strategic Plan. We have made these changes to ensure consistent and equitable hiring processes across campus. Some of the change highlights include:

  • Minimum posting duration: Management/Senior Professional (MSP) - 14 calendar days from the date posted which will begin the next business day (mirroring Professional Support Staff (PSS) requirements).

  • Required Training: In order to ensure each search participant understands UC's obligations related to equal employment and affirmative action, hiring managers and members of the search committee are required to complete training prior to serving on a committee (to be renewed every 2 years). This training includes:

  • Applicant Statements for Contributions to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB): Supervisor and Manager level positions (i.e., classified as Supr 1-2 and Mgr 1-4) will include a brief statement submitted by the Applicant for the hiring manager/search committee’s review that will outline their past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in their work.

We highly recommend visiting the UC Learning Center to take all required training while hiring managers and search chairs should also start asking panelists to complete the training before participating in any searches. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at agomez@berkeley.edu.

Thank you,
Eugene & Alex

Eugene Whitlock, Chief People & Culture Officer
Alex Gomez, Director, Talent Acquisition

People & Culture