Employer

Third Party Employers Policy

The University of South Florida Office of Career Services works with selected Third Party Employment Services (TPES), doing business as a direct employer or as contractor with the direct hiring employer, to provide students access to their employment opportunities. Since Career Services can neither research nor endorse TPES agencies, guidelines have been established for the protection of students and alumni. Career Services, using due diligence, ensures to the best of its ability that third party employers participating in recruitment are operating as an employer as well as adhering to NACE state and federal ethical and legal recruitment standards and principles.

Right to Refuse: Career Services reserves the right to deny access and participation to any third party employer.

Definition of Third-Party Employer: Third-party employers are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not-for-profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment.

Third Party: As Referral Agents

Third Party: As Employers

In most cases temporary agencies, staffing services, outsourcing contractors, or leasing firms will be treated as employers. However, should these firms recruit individuals to be employees of another organization, then the third-party professional conduct principles shall apply.

Temporary Agencies or Staffing Services—Temporary agencies or staffing services are employers, not third-party recruiters, and will be expected to comply with the professional conduct principles set forth for employer professionals. These are organizations that contract to provide individuals qualified to perform specific tasks or complete specific projects for a client organization. Individuals perform work at the client organization, but are employed and paid by the agency.

Outsourcing Contractors or Leasing Agencies—Outsourcing contractors or leasing agencies are employers, not third-party recruiters, and will be expected to comply with the professional conduct principles set forth for employer professionals. These are organizations that contract with client organizations to provide a specific functional area that the organization no longer desires to perform, such as accounting, technology services, human resources, cafeteria services, etc. Individuals hired by the outsourcing or leasing firm are paid and supervised by the firm, even though they work on the client organization's premises.

POLICY 

Eligibility:

TPES must agree to the following before being allowed to use any recruitment service:

Any reported breach of these policies and/or agreement will result in de-activation of the TPES on-line account and termination of access to all recruitment services.