UMBC’s Employer Standards of Ethical Conduct

Career Center Guidelines

UMBC Career Center recruitment services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Job Fairs and Networking Events
  • On-Campus Interviews
  • Career Center-sponsored Information Sessions and Information Tables (generally limited to three tables per semester)
  • Handshake Job & Internship Postings and Resume Database
  • UMBC Connects visibility days
  • Recruiting Consultations

The Career Center provides recruitment services to employers/individuals who abide by employer standards of ethical conduct established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct. For the entire text, refer to Consistent with the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct, all job postings must contain accurate information about the organization offering employment and the position offered, and all employers must comply with all equal employment opportunity standards. In accordance with the equal opportunity employment provisions, UMBC prohibits postings that are in violation of any state or federal laws. In addition, employers/individuals receiving Career Center recruitment services must conform to the following Career Center standards:

Employment/entrepreneurial opportunities should pay, at a minimum, a base salary in compliance with the minimum wage standards. However, employers offering commission-only positions may post positions and use Career Center’s recruitment services if they meet the following criteria: 1) they do not charge the applicant for training, require purchase of supplies or charge for start-up fees and/or kits, 2) they specify in their job posting the manner in which compensation will occur including during and after any training, 3) they offer benefits to full-time employees, and 4) compensation does not rely on recruiting others to join nor is based on a “pyramid” or “multi-level” type structure.

The Career Center will provide select recruitment services to organizations that provide recruiting/staffing services only if they do not charge a fee to prospective employees. Recruiting/staffing services must also permit the Career Center to request and verify information on the specific employer(s) represented and/or the specific job(s) being advertised. Access to UMBC’s online resume database is not available to third-party recruiters. The Career Center reserves the right to decline to post a position if they have an ongoing relationship with the employer being represented by the recruitment/staffing service and/or if the Career Center has concerns about the legitimacy of the job listing or the represented employer.

Student information obtained from Handshake or any other system shall not be redisclosed without obtaining additional written student consent. According to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, redisclosure, without student consent, violates federal law. If you are unable to comply fully with this request, return any previously obtained student information to UMBC immediately.

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