Change implemented to campus' Dual Career Assistance policy

Campus policy PRO-U1600.01A, Requesting a Dual Career Assistance (DCA) Appointment of Opportunity has been revised and is now in effect. It has been posted on Western’s Equal Opportunity Office website ( and will subsequently be linked to in Policy 1600.01. This procedure is to be used in conjunction with POL-U1600.01, Requesting an Appointment of Opportunity when requesting a DCA. Certain steps of the procedure are still requiring the completion of some infrastructure; however, in an effort to reduce confusion and increase consistency, the procedure is now in effect.

Essentially, here is what you need to know: 

  1. If you are a Western employee or prospective employee (defined as a Primary Employee in POL-U1600.01) and would like to make a request for a DCA consideration for your spouse/partner (as defined by POL-U1600.01), please complete the following Qualtrics survey: Dual Career Assistance Opportunities
  2. HR will then send you a list of current internal opportunities available at Western, for which your spouse/partner may request DCA consideration, and will email you with each new internal job posting.  Jobs will be held for 5 business days before being advertised publicly.
  3. If you see an opportunity that is of interest to your spouse/partner, NOTIFY HR at IMMEDIATELY.
    1. Please note that DCA requests for vacant positions are only available if the vacant position has not yet been advertised. It is imperative that you make this notification immediately; otherwise, the opportunity may be closed.
  4. HR will proceed to notify the Requesting Department Chair/Director of the Primary Employee’s request.
    1. The e-sign form mentioned in the procedure is still under construction, which is why we are doing this via email for now.
  5. The Primary Employee, in coordination with their spouse/partner (DCA Candidate), must provide their Department Chair/Director with the DCA Candidate’s CV/resume
  6. The Requesting Department Chair/Director should then proceed to step 4 of PRO-U 1600.01A, and commence from there.


Note, since the e-sign form is currently under construction, e-mail will suffice for now.

I understand there will almost certainly be bumps during the rollout and I apologize in advance for that. I am here to answer any questions/concerns and appreciate your patience as this new process is implemented.



Drew Nishiyama

Interim Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:26am

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