SPF Principal Investigators and other supervisors are required to comply with the SPF Equal Employment Opportunity procedures for hiring Category A and B Employees. This is a result of the Sponsored Programs Foundation passing the threshold for the number of full-time employees, which qualifies the organization to be regulated by an affirmative action plan.

Full Time = 30-40 hrs./week (Category A)
Part Time = 20-29 hrs./week (Category B) 

* Note Occasional Employees (Category D), Student Employees (Category C), & State-Side Employees (Category E) do not require a formal recruitment.

Changes to the hiring process for Category A and B employees will help to ensure that diversity is obtained and maintained amongst SPF employees. All such hiring decisions should be based on (1) individual merit, qualifications, and competence as they relate to the particular position, and (2) promotion of the principle of equal employment opportunity.

checklist for PI’s hiring Category A and B Employees has been created to use when entering in to the hiring process. We expect all SPF Principal Investigators and other project supervisors to be in full compliance with this new hiring process.

First Steps:

  • Job Announcements must be submitted to SPF via e-mail at to start a recruitment; SPF will post the vacancy on the Humboldt Human Resources website and CalJobs
  • Alert SPF if you will be posting the Job Announcement in any other locations (e.g. Craigslist, Times Standard, etc...); you must coordinate posting/take down dates with SPF



The following items must be submitted to SPF after the selection process is complete:


In order to assist you in complying with this process, we're available for P.I.’s who have questions on the recruitment process. If you would like us to "bring" the training to you, we would be happy to set up a time to speak to you and your staff over Zoom. Please reach out to the front office to schedule an appointment.


Recruitment Forms and Templates:

*** Please Note - The SPF Self-Identification Form MUST be submitted during the SPF recruitment process for full-time or part-time employees. If this form is not submitted with the applicant materials, you cannot be considered for the job. If you have difficulties completing this form, please call (707) 826-4189 and we will assist you. 

Sponsored Programs Foundation is committed to complying with the regulations set forth in Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended (38 U.S.C. 4212) and their implementing regulations.