After a candidate submits a completed and signed form, the process typically takes three to five (3-5) business days. Timing is impacted by various factors, such as the number of employers, the ability to contact employers, etc.
If a sexual misconduct reference check returns satisfactory results, the Background Check team will notify the hiring unit that your background check is complete.
If a misconduct reference check returns results that required additional review and are relevant to employment at OSU, the candidate will receive outreach from Human Resources with instructions for next steps. Final decisions are made by the designed Employee and Labor Relations lead. Additional information about this process is available on the Background Check home page in the Review of Background Check Results and Employment / Service Eligibility Determination section.
Remember: a history of substantiated sexual misconduct findings does not automatically prevent an individual from being employed by OSU.
If it is determined that a candidate is ineligible for a specific position, Human Resources will let the candidate and hiring unit know the decision via email. Such decisions can be appealed, and instructions for how to appeal will be in the decision email sent to the candidate.
AFTER The BACKGROUND CHECK IS COMPLETE
You will receive additional information and documents for the hiring process. The information and documents are typically sent within one to two (1-2) weeks of your start date, given that your background check process is complete. These will be sent to you via email. Delays in your background check may impact your start date and the timing of receiving the new hire information and documents.