Requesting Dual Career Assistance
The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance

(360) 650-3307 | CRTC@wwu.edu
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Instructions:
 
In accordance with University Policy 1600.01 Requesting an Exception to the Normal Competitive Search Process (Requesting an Appointment of Opportunity), and Procedure 1600.01A Requesting a Dual Career Assistance (DCA) Appointment of Opportunity, this E-sign form is to be completed by a current Western employee or prospective employee (defined as a "Primary Employee" in Procedure 1600.01A), in order to request DCA consideration for the Primary Employee's spouse/partner.
 
Questions regarding this form or the University's Policy and Procedure pertaining to Requests for Dual Career Assistance should be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (360-650-3307 or CRTC@wwu.edu).
 
In accordance with PRO-1600.01A, requests for DCA require approval from the Primary Employee's Department Chair/Director and Dean/Vice President.
 
Upon completion of this form receiving all of the necessary approvals, as indicated below in the routing instructions, the Primary Employee and/or their spouse/partner will be added by Human Resources to an e-mail listserv in order to be informed of new or vacant employment postings available at Western, for which the spouse/partner may apply as a DCA candidate. Jobs will be held for 5 business days before being advertised publicly. DCA requests for new or vacant positions are only available during the 5-day DCA posting and are no longer available once a position has been advertised externally.
 
Every January, the Primary Employee will be asked to submit an updated copy of this "Requesting Dual Career Assistance" E-sign form for approvals in order for their spouse/partner to continue to be eligible for DCA consideration.
Required Information
Primary Employee (current Western employee or prospective employee who is requesting DCA consideration for their spouse/partner)
 
The following information is only required for current employees. If a prospective employee, please enter W# as "N/A", provide position title on your offer letter, and department, and enter last three items as "N/A".
 
DCA Candidate (spouse/partner of Primary Employee)
 
Contact Information
Please provide the email address(es) you would like Human Resources to use in adding your spouse/partner to the listserv to be informed of new internal employment postings available at Western, for which they may apply as a DCA candidate. A phone number is also requested in case there are any questions processing your request. Additional contact information is optional.
 
Additional Information
Required Approvals
Department Chair or Director
 
Within 5 working days of receiving this form from the CRTC, the Department Chair/Director must review the request from the Primary Employee and either approve or disapprove the request. The decision to approve or disapprove the request should be based on the department's decision to recruit/retain the Primary Employee. In the case of academic departments, the Department Chair makes the decision to approve or disapprove the request in consultation with tenured and tenure track faculty; Directors should consult with appropriate faculty/staff.
 
If the Department Chair/Director approves the e-sign form, they route it to the Primary Employee's Dean/Vice President, indicating on the e-sign form their recommendation to recruit/retain the Primary Employee.
 
In the case of a Department Chair/Director disapproving a request for DCA consideration, they must first consult with the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (360-650-3307 or CRTC@wwu.edu ). Upon disapproving the request for DCA consideration, they will need to provide written rationale for disapproval on the e-sign form, and route it to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (CRTC@wwu.edu).
 
 
Dean or Vice President
 
Within 5 working days of receiving this form, the Dean/Vice President must review the Department Chair/Director's recommendation to endorse the Primary Employee's request for DCA, and make the decision on whether to approve or disapprove the request, based on the department and college/division/s desire to recruit/retain the Primary Employee.
 
If the Dean/Vice President approves the e-sign form, they route it to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (CRTC@wwu.edu).
 
In the case of a Dean/Vice President disapproving a request for DCA consideration, they must first consult with the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (360-650-3307 or CRTC@wwu.edu ). Upon disapproving the request for DCA consideration, they will need to provide written rationale for disapproval on the e-sign form, and route it to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (CRTC@wwu.edu).
 
Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance
Human Resources
Routing Instructions
Note: The Initiator/Primary Employee is not required to enter an email address below to submit. By pressing SUBMIT, this form will be submitted directly to Western Washington University's Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (CRTC@wwu.edu).
 
Upon initial receipt of the form, the CRTC Office will review the form to ensure all required information has been provided, initiate the routing sequence, and send a link to the form to the Initiator/Primary Employee so that they will have access to the form as it moves through the process.
 
Signatures and Attachments
The submitter may optionally enter their email address below. Press SUBMIT to send it.