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Hiring a Temporary Staffing Agency Employee

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Talent Acquisition is here to support your temporary staffing requests. Our team manages the process for using staffing agencies and will walk you through the steps and guidelines for supplementing your temporary staffing needs. Temporary staffing agencies are an extension of the Talent Acquisition team and play an important role in helping UTSA fill short-term staffing needs.

A person hired through a temporary staffing agency is not an employee of the university. Instead, they are hired as a Person of Interest (POI) independent contractor. The agency invoices the department for hours worked on a monthly basis.

Talent Acquisition maintains contractual agreements with staffing agencies to ensure:

  • They comply with minimum wage, overtime, child labor and equal pay requirements and ensure all applicable laws are followed.
  • They maintain workers’ compensation insurance for those who work for the university and indemnify the university against any liability.
  • They complete university compliance training and meets Title VII and ADEA guidelines to establish non-discriminatory practices.
  • The complete background investigations for temporary employees.