Ky. (Nov. 15, 2002) -- An innovative Web-based online employment system which
will save tons of paperwork and thousands of employee
hours processing job applications each year went "live" today at the University of Kentucky.
system - one of very few such systems used at universities
in the nation - is readily available to anyone with
access to a computer with Internet access at www.uky.edu/ukjobs.
also has taken extraordinary steps to assure that
access to a computer for job applicants will not be
a problem, said UK Human Resources Director T. Lynn
Williamson said the new system will affect regular,
full-time staff positions, part-time/temporary and
student employment. It is not applicable to faculty
positions at this time.
UK has about 11,500 employees.
"We average processing about 10,000 self-nomination
applications per month," he said, "and that
easily translates to about one million pieces of paper
As to access
to computers with Internet service, Williamson said
assistance will be available at computer stations
in the UK employment offices in Scovell Hall on Washington
Avenue on the UK campus.
computer access is being made available in the William
T. Young Library and numerous other locations on the
campus in Lexington.
UK is one
of the largest employers in the Commonwealth and applications
for UK jobs come from all over the state, Williamson
said, so computer access is being made available in
every county in the state through the UK County Cooperative
Extension Offices, local chambers of commerce and
local public libraries.
Additionally, persons seeking jobs at UK can use
the computers of the Kentucky Department of Employment
Services Offices across the state.
When applying online for UK jobs, applicants will
be led step-by-step through the process of applying
for the jobs advertised on the site, including submitting
their resumes and references.
Williamson suggested that if someone in counties
other than Fayette need to know the closest public
computer access, they should call the UK employment
office at (859) 257-9555 and press "2" in
the menu options.
Applying for UK jobs online is an easy, self-guided,
step-by-step process. Once the employee application
is completed, it is simple to apply for as many advertised
jobs for which the applicant is qualified, Williamson
said. Resumes and cover letters may be requested and
are easy to attach. Applicants can track the status
of the various jobs online at anytime.
The new online employment system is also a two-way
employment street. Supervisors and administrators
who hire employees at UK will go to the Web site to
post their openings and review qualified applicants
online for the jobs they are filling.