Domestic Partner Accommodation Guidelines
To describe the university’s approach to accommodating domestic partners during the hiring process when such accommodations will increase our number of quality faculty and staff.
The University of Kansas, Lawrence Campus
The Provost’s Office encourages Deans, Directors and Chairs to work together whenever possible to further the overarching University goal to bring the best people into the University.
The University of Kansas has a tradition of strong collegiality in academic and governance matters and this tradition shapes our efforts on hiring. With two-career couples becoming the norm rather than the exception in academia, we are willing, indeed eager, to investigate possibilities for domestic partner accommodations when such accommodations will increase our number of quality faculty and staff. Our success in these efforts depend principally on availability of financing within the academic, research or service units involved and the compatibility of need within the potential home unit with the credentials of any prospective hire.
We recognize that the success over time of any domestic partner accommodation strategy rests on the goodwill and flexibility of faculty and administrators, coupled with the budget flexibility over which we often have little control. It is important to remember that the department helping in an accommodation may well in future be requesting one.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the individual Schools may develop additional guidelines to assist in carrying out this policy.
Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
University of Kansas
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Boulevard, Room 250
Lawrence, KS 66045
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