Task 1: Workday Search Committee Access

  • The department has the ability to create and modify a Search Committee in Workday which provides committees access to the job requisition. Please see your recruiter for the Search Committee Job Aid.
  • Alternatively, human resources can create the Search Committee in Workday, please use the Search Committee Management Form to submit a request.

Search Committees Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q: What are search committees in Workday?

A: A search committee can be set up in Workday to allow the committee access to the job requisition to review candidate applications and materials.

Q: Who can set up a search committee in Workday?

A: The hiring manager, administrative assistant, and primary recruiter (HR Liaison) roles can set up search committees in Workday.

Q: How do I set up a search committee?


  1. Use the search committee job aid for step-by-step instructions on how to setup your search committee in Workday.
  2. Watch the NSHE training video “accessing applications”.
  3. Request the recruitment team to create your search committee by completing the search committee management form.
  4. Attend a training workshop. Contact the recruitment team for dates/times or send an email to unlvhrrecruitment@unlv.edu.

Q: How long will it take for my search committee to be setup in Workday if I complete the search committee management form?

A: Please allow 2-3 business days.

Q: How will I be notified once my search committee is set up in Workday?

A: An email confirmation will be sent from unlvhrrecruitment@unlv.edu to the requestor and search chair.

Q: Is it required to use the search committee functionality?

A: HR recommends using search committee functionality. However, if the departments wish to use other candidate selection methods, the departments will be required to submit additional information to HR regarding the search process.

Q: How do committee members retrieve candidate materials if I opt out of utilizing search committee functionality in Workday?

A: The hiring manager or administrative assistant role can download candidate materials from Workday and email them to committee members or materials can be shared with the committee through Google Docs.

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