GW looks to create temp agency

Looking for work? GW may soon be able to help you go from unemployed to employed – at least temporarily.

A proposal for a University-wide temp agency will be presented to University President Steven Knapp and other senior staff in March.

Headed by the Innovation Task Force, the temp agency would essentially hire students to fill various jobs on campus.

Jeffrey Lenn, associate vice president for academic operations, stressed that the idea is in its infancy, and that a team is just now being organized to develop the plan.

“We are just getting started on exploring this idea as one of the major innovations put forth by the Innovation Task Force,” Lenn said, adding that there will not be any final word on the project until early spring.

In September, Yale University announced a Temporary Staffing Services program that was looking to hire six full-time employees, or “floaters,” who would take on various temporary work assignments as needed.

The Innovation Task Force is an initiative by Knapp to ensure GW’s funds are being used efficiently and to come up with new programs and goals for the University.

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