Policy 102 - Filling a Position
Date Issued: 03/93
Date Revised: 08/09
To fill a position the hiring department must complete a Position Request Form (University) or a Hospital Position Requisition Form and forward it through the approval route. Instructions for the completion of forms can be found on the HR Web site at http://www.hrm.uab.edu/allforms/allforms.htm.
The hiring department must complete a Position Request Form (PRF) as soon as it knows that a vacancy will exist. The PRF should provide as much detail as possible about the job vacancy. After the appropriate approvals are obtained the hiring department forwards the PRF to the Compensation Division. Once the PRF is received by Compensation it is reviewed for correct classification, account number and job number, and then salary range and grade level are written on the PRF.
Compensation sends the PRF to the Employment Division. If there is an Affirmative Action goal for the position it is documented on the Position Request Form in the Employment Division. The PRF is assigned to the appropriate Staffing Specialist Upon receiving the PRF the Staffing Specialist contacts the hiring manager to discuss in detail the job requirements and qualifications. The Staffing Specialist emails a copy of the approved PRF to the hiring manager.
Referrals should not be made nor recruitment begun until the approved PRF is received by the Employment Division and the advertising process has begun. Any questions regarding the PRF should be directed to the appropriate Staffing Specialist in the Employment Division of Human Resources.
Creating a New Position
To create a new regular part-time or full-time position for the University the department/unit head should contact the Compensation Division of Human Resources and complete a Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ).
Refilling a Vacancy
University positions require the completion of the Position Request Form (PRF) for refilling a regular part-time or full-time position. A new position description is not required unless the duties have changed sufficiently enough for a new classification. The PRF should receive all appropriate administrative approvals, as outlined below.
Positions in University Non-academic Units:
Office of Human Resources
Positions in Academic Units:
Dean or Library Director
Senior Vice President/Dean, School of Medicine
Office of Human Resources
To fill a position the hiring department must complete a Hospital Position Requisition Form and forward it through the approval route. Forms and instructions for completing the form can be found on the HR website at
When the Position Requisition Form is received in Hospital HR the position will be posted on the Hospital’s website and the form forwarded to the appropriate recruiter. The hiring manager will be notified by email that the position is posted. Candidates will be screened by the recruiter and qualified candidates referred to the hiring manager.
The Hospital Position Requisition Form is utilized for the following purposes:
1. Request and recruit for a new unbudgeted position.
2. Refill or reclassify a position.
3. Recruit for a budgeted position.
4. Change a title and/or salary of a budgeted position.
5. Delete a budgeted position.