Pursuant to the Article 16 of the negotiating agreement between Rutgers University and the Union of Rutgers Administrators, American Federation of Teachers (URA-AFT) that went into effect on July 1, 2011, “For the first five (5) business days from the date of posting, hiring departments will only be able to review URA-AFT internal candidates for vacant and newly created positions which are included in this collective negotiations unit.”

In order to accommodate this clause of the URA-AFT negotiations agreement, University Human Resources has established the following processes for URA-AFT applicants to submit online applications for URA-AFT internal staff postings:

Rutgers Recruitment, Onboarding and Classification System (ROCS)

In order to integrate job postings at the university for legacy Rutgers and legacy UMDNJ positions, the university has developed the Recruitment, Onboarding and Classification System (ROCS).  Currently, this system is undergoing pilot testing with the following units and schools:

  • Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences – SEBS (staff positions)
  • Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (selected faculty positions)
  • University Human Resources – UHR (staff positions)

Please note that not all units, departments and schools in the pilot program hire or post eligible URA-AFT positions.

To apply to URA-AFT internal staff postings within the first five business days in the above-referenced units:

  1. Visit the URA-AFT internal staff posting job board at https://hrapps.rutgers.edu/aftpreposting.  You will be prompted to login using your NetID and password.  Only eligible URA-AFT applicants are permitted to enter this system; all others will receive an error message noting that they are not authorized to log in;
  2. Review the list of Job Titles, and click on the position number in order to review the full job posting;
  3. In order to submit an application, you must have an account with the ROCS system.  If you do not have an account, you will have the opportunity to create a login and profile which will be used to apply to all future positions within ROCS.

NOTE ON JOB POSTING EXCLUSIVITY – Jobs posted through the ROCS URA-AFT staff posting job board will remain within this system for five business days from the moment of posting.  Once the five business days have expired, the posting will be automatically removed from the URA-AFT internal job board and will instead be available to all candidates on the ROCS applicant portal, http://jobs.rutgers.edu.

NOTE ON NETWORK SECURITY – In order to preserve the network security of Rutgers University’s HR-IT infrastructure, URA-AFT applicants must use the ROCS URA-AFT staff posting job board from a computer connected to the Rutgers University network.

If you would like to use this application from a computer that is not located on a Rutgers campus, you will need to first connect to a virtual private network (VPN) service.   You can do so by visiting the Office of Information Technology (OIT)’s VPN tool at http://ssl-vpn.rutgers.edu.  Contact the OIT helpdesk if you require assistance in setting up a secure VPN into the Rutgers network.

Contact Information: 

Office of Information Technology (OIT) Helpdesk
Tel: 732-445-HELP (4357)
Email: helpdesk@nbcs.rutgers.edu