Third Party Polices

Third Party/Network Marketing Policy

Job Listing and Company Recruiting Policy:

UNK’s Academic & Career Services (ACS) office works to connect students and alumni with a variety of employment opportunities. We encourage organizations large and small, in the public or private sector to utilize our services; however, the following types of organizations are not eligible to participate in job postings, career fairs, on-campus interviewing, résumé referrals, employer presentations, or sponsorships for on-campus recruiting activities.

1. Network Marketing agencies

A network marketing company is defined as one that engages in the following:

  • Sponsors individuals to set up their own businesses for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own businesses.
  • Requires an initial investment (payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend orientation or training session(s), and/or the purchase of a starter kit or product samples).
  • Offers compensation in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others.
  • Offers compensation in the form of merchandise (commonly known as “swag”).

2. Multi-level Marketing (MLM) agencies- (similar in scope to Networking Marketing agencies)

A MLM company is defined as one that engages in the following:

  • Has a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. 
  • The compensation structure is commission-only or a draw. A draw is a pay advance against expected earnings or commissions.
  • Position is usually based out of the hired employee's home or, candidate is expected to report to another person's home to complete the work; thus not having an office structure where the employee reports to regularly or on a consistent basis.

3. Third Party agencies

These organizations (search firms, placement services, etc.) that are not considered the employer-of-record are offered job positing assistance ONLY when they meet the following:

  • Provide disclosure of vacancy position(s) and employer represented for recruiting activities.
  • Acknowledges that UNK ACS may verify with the employer the third party’s recruiter relationships.
  • We reserve the right to review all postings for legitimacy and accuracy.

4) Other companies/job notices not falling under the above categories

Occasionally we are contacted to list positions that fall under the service industry and are not considered to be ‘professional’ student/post-graduate employment opportunities (i.e. babysitting, nanny, landscaping, bartender, housekeeper, etc.).  These types of positions should be directed to the Student Employment Services office.