COVID-19 Pandemic: Employee Hiring Controls Update

The University continues to limit its approach to hiring full- and part-time regular staff unless an exception is granted. The University will continue to hire temporary workers and student workers in positions deemed essential and operationally critical.

We recommend considering the following options to allow flexibility for supervisors and administrators in the management of work in lieu of hiring new full- and part-time staff.

  1. Consider redistributing work to current staff, if possible, or consult PittCollab (the University’s resource for finding available staff for work opportunities).
  2. Consider hiring a temporary (All-Temps) worker.
  3. Consider hiring student workers if the job/effort is essential or operationally critical, such as academic/course support.

Hiring managers who wish to recruit a regular staff member must follow the employee hiring control process. This process is updated as of April 5, 2021. Learn more about the employee hiring controls (via Pitt Passport).

For additional questions, please submit an inquiry to OHR at