Conducting a Background Check

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A background check is a great tool to use to verify a candidate's credentials when selected as a finalist. A background check can be requested at the time an offer is made to a new employee.

Understand Your Role

A background check is a shared responsibility between the HR staff in both the department and central offices.

  • The departmental HR is responsible for gathering the candidate information
  • The central HR submits and monitors the request  

Next Steps

  • Central HR will communicate the final outcome with you once the check is complete
  • Central HR will send monthly interdepartmental invoices for payment of completed checks  

A background check takes 3-5 business days to complete.

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