The Technical Evaluation (TE) process, including TE level 1, has been part of the HR screening process for at least 20 years. Any position listed as TE 1 required approval by an Area or Intl Domain Coordinator (DC) before the assignment could be finalized. However the circumstances that required TE Level 1 have changed in these 20 years. With these changes it has been decided that the Technical Evaluation process would not be programmed into Workday, the new HR information system. This Advisory explains this decision and the new protocol. The date of the change of system was April 15, 2019.
The TE level 1 process has been discontinued because with well-defined position descriptions, many of the screening decisions can be taken at the local or area level. There are exceptions to this where additional screening is required as part of the assignment process.These positions will be flagged in Workday via the Job Profile (previously known as Standard Job). At the end of this notice you will find a complete list of domains as well as the list of positions currently marked as needing additional screening. For your reference, the new list is found here. At the end of this notice you will see 1) All Language Domains; 2) All Support Domains; 3) Specific Job Profiles (Standard Jobs) that require additional screening by a DC (Area or International) as part of the requirements for assignment.
Additional screening is required for positions where SIL has significant reputational risk, child safety risks, legal risks or where international professional certifications need interpreting. These domains include Health Services, Counseling, TCK & E and Aviation. Consultants in each Domain are also listed as requiring additional screening. The people in these positions put SIL at reputational, financial, safety or child abuse risk, or risk to life (medical, mental health and aviation). These risks need mitigating by additional screening.
Eligibility for additional screening for other positions will be discussed with domain representatives in the coming weeks.
- Each position that requires additional screening is flagged in Workday with this requirement.
- The SIL HR staff person working with the applicant for the position will contact the relevant DC with the person’s name needing additional screening. They will provide contact information and position title.
- The SIL HR staff person will not proceed with the assignment until notification is received from the DC.
- The DC will follow that domain’s protocol for the appropriate additional screening process, requesting/receiving required documentation, interviews, etc.
- When the screening is completed, the DC will send the decision back to the HR Staff person.
*If the person is not approved, the HR staff person will advise the person and their sending organization of that decision.
- If approved, the HR staff person will upload the approval email to the person’s worker profile under Certifications*
*The certification will remain attached to the person, rather than to a position. In this way, for instance, it is possible to track where consultants are even if their position title does not reflect that activity.
- The HR Staff person will complete the assignment process in Workday.
There are open questions at this time.
The HR process has been designed and is set in Workday for ensuring people applying for a position that has additional screening are indeed screened. However, what needs to be determined by each domain coordinator and the SIL CHRO is:
- If all positions that do have a risk impact as defined above are on the list at this time for additional screening
- the scope of and protocol for the screening
- which person(s) is in place for each domain to do the screening
- how each domain chooses to support Area screening of staff taking flagged roles
Actions Requested of HR and SIL Leaders
Keith Robinson will be following this notice up with calls to all the domain group leaders to talk through these changes.
During this transition there could potentially be less screening than we might desire. All local HR leaders are asked to consult where they do not feel confident to make an appointment.
Area HR leaders are asked to consult with their Unit HR leaders to talk these changes through.
Any questions on Process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions on the philosophy please contact Keith_Robinson@sil.org
Signed Keith Robinson CHRO
The following are for reference:
- Full listing of new Linguistic Domain Groups and domains
|Language &Development Services(Catherine Young)||Orthography Services||Mike Cahill|
|Language and Culture Documentation Services||Brenda Boerger|
|Dictionary & Lexicography||Verna Stutzman|
|Community Development||Catherine Young|
|Language Assessment||John Eppele|
|Literacy & Education||Diane Wroge
|Scripture Access[Steve Quakenbush]||Anthropology||Julie Green|
|Arts & Ethnomusicology||Brian Schrag|
|Media Services||Greg Henderson|
|OneStory Services||Nathan Payne|
|Scripture Engagement||John Ommani|
|Trauma Healing||Bryan Varenkamp|
|Language & Culture Learning||Ellen Jackson|
|Language Technology||Language Technology||Mike Cochran
|Language Program Mgt||Language Program Mgt||Lois Varenkamp|
|Education & Training (Bibi Nedellec)||Academic Programs & Partnerships||Peggy Dettmer|
|Online Training||Bonnie Henson|
|Consultant Development / Certification||Fraser|
2) Full listing of Support Domains
|Fundraising||Development – Funding||Eleanor Berry|
|Admin & HR||Accounting & Finance||Cynthia Smyre|
|Personnel Management||Keith Robinson|
|Learning & Development||David Pattison|
|Health Services||Jeff Stout|
|Mental Health||Carole Posthuma|
|Education & Childcare||Alan Farlin|
|& Marketing||External & PR||Melody Dubois|
|Management||Management Executive||Keith Robinson|
|Management General||Keith Robinson|
|Air/Sea/Land||Transport Air||Craig Russell|
|Transport||Transport Marine & Land||Craig Russell|
|Facilities / Services||Office Support||Keith Robinson|
|Center Operations||Keith Robinson|
|IT||Information Technology||Sheryl Howe|
3) Listing of Standard Jobs (Job profiles in Workday) that require additional screening.
|Standard Job ID||Domain Name||Insite Standard Job Title|
|681||Academic Training||Academic Training Consultant|
|682||Arts and Ethnomusicology||Arts Consultant|
|288||Children’s Care & Education||Boarding Home Assistant|
|631||Children’s Care & Education||Boarding Home Parent|
|491||Children’s Care & Education||Education Consultant (K-12)|
|600||Children’s Care & Education||Global TCK Care & Education Associate|
|518||Children’s Care & Education||Global TCK Care & Education Coordinator|
|731||Children’s Care & Education||Non-Traditional Education Support Programs Coordinator – OU|
|589||Children’s Care & Education||TCK Care & Educ Coord (Area)|
|592||Children’s Care & Education||TCK Care & Educ Coord (OU)|
|622||Children’s Care & Education||Youth Worker|
|539||Counseling||Counselor I Intern|
|708||Dictionary & Lexicography Services||Lexicography Consultant|
|371||Health Services||Medical Doctor|
|639||Language Assessment||Language Assessment Consultant|
|697||Language Program Management||Lang Program Management Consultant|
|696||Language Technology||Language Technology Consultant|
|661||Language and Culture Learning||Language and Culture Learning Consultant|
|601||Literacy and Education||Literacy and Education Consultant|
|615||Literacy and Education||Multilingual Education Spclst/Consultant|
|498||Management, Executive||Branch Director|
|376||Research||Int’l Academic Consultant|
|607||Scripture Engagement||Scripture Engagement Consultant|
|729||Sign Languages||Sign Language Linguistics Consultant|
|672||Sign Languages||Sign Language Survey Consultant|
|690||Sign Languages||Sign Language Translation Consultant|
|256||Transportation – Aviation||Airport Manager|
|180||Transportation – Aviation||Assist Int’l Aviation Coord|
|517||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation Maint Training Coordinator|
|167||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation Maintenance Field Support|
|166||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation Maintenance Manager|
|163||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation Manager(Field)|
|432||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation Mechanic|
|490||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation National Training Coord|
|165||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation Operations Manager|
|322||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation R & D Engineer|
|388||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation Safety Director|
|744||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation Trainer|
|193||Transportation – Aviation||Aviation Training Manager|
|451||Transportation – Aviation||Avionics Technician|
|176||Transportation – Aviation||Chief Maintenance Inspector|
|164||Transportation – Aviation||Director of Aviation|
|168||Transportation – Aviation||Flight Instructor|
|521||Transportation – Aviation||Initial Flight Training Coord|
|182||Transportation – Aviation||Int’l Coord Aviation|
|447||Transportation – Aviation||Machinist|
|336||Transportation – Aviation||Pilot (Chief)|
|341||Transportation – Aviation||Pilot/Mech (Fixed wing)|
|342||Transportation – Aviation||Pilot/Mech (Rotary-Wing)|
|519||Transportation – Aviation||Recurrent Flight Training Coord|
|455||Vernacular Media||Vernacular Media Consultant|