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UK Initiates Online-only
Job Application System

By Ralph Derickson

 

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The online 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.

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Lexington, 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.

The online 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.

The university 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.
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.

Currently, 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 per year."

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.

Additionally, 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.


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