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When are background checks?

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:26 pm
by Anonthrowaway
Right after the offer or closer to the start date?

Re: When are background checks?

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:31 am
by Nony
I don't know that I ever actually had a background check. I think about 6 weeks before I started, I got sent the official employment application. It asks for your education, work experience, and whether you have any convictions/have been fired/have defaulted on any federal debts, but I don't know if they actually checked any of the info. I can't swear that they didn't, but it's not like other federal gigs where you can't start until you've been cleared.

Re: When are background checks?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:56 pm
by New Guy
On your first day you'll get your fingerprints taken by HR. HR then runs your fingerprints for a background check that takes 24 hours.