April 2020 WSU Vancouver Hiring Freeze Justification
Understand that there will likely be financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeding with
hiring reduces your flexibility with subsequent and currently unknown budget reductions. Given this
uncertainty, your completion of this form documents your understanding and interest in proceeding
with this faculty or staff recruitment process.
• Mission-critical means if a position is not filled, it will cause a failure or significant damage to the
system/operation/service. Please address:
• Are there other vacancies in the department/college that are related to this work? How long
has the position been vacant?
• Is there an ability to use student workers, transfer work assignments to others or other
resources to accomplish some of the job duties?
• To what extent does this position serve students?
• Other considerations you would like to share.