Legal Aspects of Hiring

In accordance with Southeastern's hiring procedures, every member on the search committee and anyone who will participate in any part of the interviewing process must complete the Legal Aspects of Hiring online Blackboard course before they can participate in any of the interviews.

The purpose of this course is to inform the Department Head, Search Chairperson and the Committee about the laws and the EEO aspects of recruiting. Once enrolled, this course can be completed on any internet capable computer. It is best to have this meeting as early in the search process as possible so that you have this information when you begin your selection process.

In the Employment Procedures for Faculty/Unclassified Staff Section (II)(B) Appointment to a Search Committee; the Department Head is to give the Search Committee a formal written charge of their assignment to assist in the recruitment of candidates for a specific position. The Search Committee is to take into consideration the preferred time by which the appointment should be made, scope or limits of the search and EEO/Affirmative Action Plan goals for the Department. Department Heads should provide the search committee with the EEO/Affirmative Plan goals for the respective department. If you do not know what the EEO/Affirmative Action Plan goals are for your department, please contact Mr. Gene Pregeant, EEO/ADA Officer, at extension x5888 or

To be enrolled in the Legal Aspects of Hiring Moodle Course or to find out if you need the course, please contact Jennifer Rowell at 985/549-5773 or email