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Background checks – is it legal to ask for before offer letter is sent?

Donna R. - June 10, 2016
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We just started a new process to streamline efforts – once the program manager (hiring manager) selects a candidate,

1- he sends “request for offer” letter to HR
2- I (the recruiter) send this email to the candidate:

Dear ____, my name is Donna R. and I am the Recruiting Manager at Skyline. Mr. _______advised us (HR DEPT) of the position he has offered you at Schofield Barracks. Welcome!!! In order to start your new hire in-processing, we need to conduct a preliminary background check. Attached is the Pre-employment release form allowing us to submit your information to a national background information agency. This form must be signed, and then faxed to 571-577-9472. Once we have your application and back ground information, our HR Specialist, ___________, will send your offer letter and instructions for completing new hire paperwork.

3. offer letter sent when background cleared

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