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Background Checks

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The background check, along with the request for Official Transcripts, is initiated in the Office of Human Resources when the preferred candidate is moved into the “Recommended for Hire” workflow state in OES.

Candidates will typically receive an email from HR within 1-2 business days of the recommendation for hire with notification to expect a request for background check email from EKU’s vendor.  Candidates have ten days to complete the request. Human Resources can re-initiate the request if it is canceled because of non-completion. On average, background check results are returned in two weeks.

Human Resources covers the expense of one background check per search. Additional background checks may be conducted at the department’s expense. There is no cost to the candidate.

For questions regarding background checks, contact the college’s Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP).

Upon completion of the candidate’s successful background check, the HRBP will update the workflow state in OES and notify the department, college, and Provost’s Office.

Human Resources/HRBP