The athletic commission should make greater efforts to broaden its hiring and increase the number of applicants who are not full-time state employees by posting hiring announcements at locations where the athletic commission has a presence, such as gyms and venues at which it holds events.
As of February 2013, the Athletic Commission has hired at least six additional inspectors as a result of the effort of posting job announcements at locations where the commission has a presence. At the time of hire, these individuals were not otherwise employed by the state. The executive officer reported that he personally posted job announcements at several gyms. In addition, the executive officer reported that he received an application from a gym where he did not post an announcement, indicating the announcement may have spread through word of mouth.
The athletic commission is exploring options to broaden the applicant pool for the athletic inspector classification. (See 2013-406, p. 281)