Safety and Emergency Information

Temporary Suspension of On-Campus Interviews and other Employment Selection Activities

Date: 3/13/2020
From: Provost - Vice President for Academic Affairs
Subject: Temporary Suspension of On-Campus Interviews and other Employment Selection Activities

Dear Campus Community,

Following President Coley’s recent message and the campus efforts to protect the well-being of our campus community, effective immediately, Cal Poly Pomona is temporarily moving to the use of virtual meetings in place of in-person and on-campus interviews through May 31, 2020.

Campus visits by finalists, including interviews, public forums, teaching demonstrations and assessments, planned between March 13 and May 31 must be conducted virtually using Zoom or other comparable tools. This strategy of “social distancing” is to proactively limit the risk of contagious viruses brought to the campus.

The temporary action applies to faculty, staff, and administrator positions for Cal Poly Pomona, Foundation, and ASI. This practice applies to both external as well as internal candidates.  

If your search is already underway and you have completed some of the on-campus visits and there are additional candidates scheduled for on campus activities, all additional candidates must be interviewed virtually.

Interviews, public forums, teaching demonstrations, and research talks can be conducted utilizing a platform that allows for audience interaction and questions. Zoom technology is our campus standard with Skype identified as an alternate tool.

Decisions regarding potential cancellation or postponement of a search will be made by relevant HEERA managers.

In all cases, if the committee and/or hiring manager is not confident that the search process can be concluded successfully without compromising the integrity of the search process and equal opportunity, the search should be postponed or canceled. 

Sylvia Alva, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Danielle Manning

Vice President for Administration, Finance & Strategic Development & CFO