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Hiring - Direct Hires - Pre-Submission - Create Request to Fill (RTF)

As part of the requirements for pre-submission for direct hires, the hiring manager needs to complete a Request to Fill (RTF). This includes information regarding the position, all required approvals, and the position description. Not all sections of the RTF will need to be completed for direct hires (e.g. sections meant for advertising positions during a recruitment).

Contact hr@extension.wisc.edu with any questions related to the RTF.

1) Download and Complete the RTF

Download the Extension Request to Fill (RTF) 

Guidance to Complete the RTF

  • Date: Please enter the date you create the RTF.
  • Main Contact: Please provide the contact information for the hiring manager if this individual is different than the supervisor.
  • Position Supervisor: Please enter contact information for the individual who will be directly supervising and approving leave/time for this position (name and email).
  • Backup Time Approver: Please enter contact information for the individual who will be backup approver for time and absence for this position (name and email).
  • PVL Type: Please enter whether this will be a new or replacement position.
  • Prior Incumbent: If a replacement, please enter the name of the prior incumbent (if replacement)
  • Waiver/Direct Hire or Recruitment: Please indicate whether this will be a Waiver/Direct Hire or a Recruitment.
  • Waiver Reason: Please review the Direct Hire Waiver Reasons and enter the reason for waiver. 
  • External or Internal Recruitment: Please indicate whether the recruitment will be internal or external.
    • Justification (if Internal): Please write a brief justification for why the recruitment will be internal.  
  • Name of Hire (if Waiver/Direct Hire): Please indicate the name of the desired Waiver/Direct Hire.
  • Recruitment Posting Duration: Please indicate the duration you would like the recruitment to be posted (e.g. 2 weeks, 4 weeks).
  • Anticipated Start Date: Please enter the anticipated start date for the position (please note this does not guarantee that the position will start on this date). The position cannot start before this date.
  • Ongoing/Renewable or Terminal/Finite: Please indicate if this position will be a renewable (ongoing based on funding and performance) or finite (position will have a terminal date).
    • End Date Terminal/Finite: If the position will be terminal/finite, please indicate the proposed end date.
    • Ongoing positions will always require a recruitment.
    • Terminal/Finite positions can either be recruited, or use a waiver/direct hire.
  • Employee Class: Please enter the employee class (this is determined by employee title and can be found in the Standard Job Description Library).
  • SJD Title/Code: Please enter the proposed SJD Title.
  • Business Title: Please enter the requested posting title and HRS business title.
  • Work Location:
    • Document whether this position will be expected to work In Person, Partially Remote, or Fully Remote.
    • Please note that partially remote and fully remote positions will need to complete a remote work agreement
    • Remote Work - Request a Remote Work Agreement
  • Building/Location Code: Please enter the employee's regularly assigned work location.
  • Requesting Space - Hiring Managers will need to request space for the new employee as part of the hiring process.
  • Number of Positions: Please indicate the number of people who will be hired for this position (e.g. 1, 2, etc.)
  • Department UDDS: Please enter the proposed UDDS.
  • Department Name: Please enter the name of the department associated with the UDDS.
  • Salary Minimum: Please indicate if you would like the minimum salary posted.
    • Yes: What amount?
    • No: Should the position be posted as salary negotiable?
      • If this option is selected, no salary will show on the posting at all and the salary range should be addressed through the recruitment process to align expectations.
  • Appointment Percent: Please indicate the appointment percentage (e.g. 50%, 100%, etc.)
    • FTE can generally not change at all during the first year of employment UNLESS a range is listed in the recruitment and/or waiver.
    • Indicate that in the RTF to accommodate those that change FTE based on the time of year (e.g. FoodWIse)
    • The range will need to be listed in the PVL when recruiting. If it is not listed this way in the recruitment, it is not possible to reduce FTE.
    • If the position will not work the same number of hours each week, please indicate by checking the box (HR will discuss hourly appointment)
  • Proposed Full-Time Salary: Please enter the proposed full-time salary for the position.
    • This should be the full-time salary for the position and should not be prorated by FTE
    • The Hiring Manager can indicate prorated information in the "Describe Funding" section.
  • Approved Hiring Bonus: Enter a lump sum amount that will be 15% or less of the proposed starting salary. This will be advertised to applicants.
  • Anonymized Applicant Materials/Redactions:
    • Identify if your recruitment will require a standard or full redaction process.
    • If your recruitment will be utilizing a full redaction process, provide the email of the staff member completing the redactions.
  • Salary Details:
    • This field allows for greater transparency regarding pay expectations for the position. You can also expand your narrative on total compensation (e.g. paid time off, workplace flexibility, career development opportunities, WRS, etc.).
    • Indicate whether or not the salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications by checking the box.
    • Hiring - Recruitment - Additional Wording for Job Postings
  • Describe Funding: Please include all funding strings with percentages.
  • Additional Comments or Questions: Add any additional comments or questions regarding the position.
  • County/Tribal Nation Served: Please indicate which count(ies) and/or tribal nation(s) will be served and include anticipated FTE for each.
  • Area: If county-based, please include the Area associated with the count(ies) they will serve.
  • Primary Program Affiliation: For individuals in a program-related role include the program affiliation.
  • Operational Area(s): Document the employee's operational area(s) and percentage(s).
  • How to Apply: If you have additional application instructions/requirements you would like your applicants to follow, please include them here.
  • Additional Information: Please enter any additional information regarding the position.
  • Total FTE the position will supervise: Please enter the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) this position will supervise
    • Can be partial;
    • Include any student employees and indirect reports.
  • Job Summary Detail: Please describe the position in detail as it relates specifically to your unit. This information will display on the job posting.
  • Essential Responsibilities: Copy the essential responsibilities from the SJD and assign a percentage of effort to each essential duty (None can be less than 5% unless it does not apply, in which case a zero should be assigned).
  • Unique Responsibilities: Include up to 4 unique responsibilities totaling no more than 20% of the total effort (none can be less than 5%).
  • Education Required: Indicate if you would like to indicate minimum degree and area of specialization requirements other than the suggested minimum.
  • Qualifications: Enter the knowledge/skills/abilities and other requirements a candidate needs to perform the job. Break this into required and preferred.
  • Job Category: Extension HR will work with the hiring manager to fill out this section.
  • Licenses/Certifications Required: Indicate any required licenses or certifications.
  • Work Environment: Select any work environments that apply to this position. 
  • Work Environment Hazards: Select any work environment hazards that relate to this position.
  • Tasks: You may add up to 15 specific job-related tasks (consult with hr@extension.wisc.edu before adding).
  • Advertising Summary (optional): Add language that you would like to use on the jobs.wisc.edu job board to attract applicants.
  • FLSA Exemption Reason: Extension HR will fill out this section and consult the hiring manager as necessary.

2) Document whether this will be a Position of Trust

  1. Determine whether or not this will be a Position of Trust (POT) - consult with hr@extension.wisc.edu if you are unsure. 
  2. Determine which POT designation (POT, POT4, POT2)
  3. Indicate POT designation on the RTF

Hiring - Positions of Trust

Get Help

Questions? Please email hr@extension.wisc.edu




Keywords:Hiring HR Recruitment RTF Request to Fill UDDS   Doc ID:113986
Owner:Nathaniel S.Group:Extension Handbook
Created:2021-09-28 13:59 CSTUpdated:2022-10-07 13:17 CST
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