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Hiring FAQs

Q: Do we need to get OED approval for non-exempt positions?
A: No, only E-funded exempt positions require OED approval.

Q: Can we extend the offer verbally while the background check is pending?
A: Yes, verbal offers can be extended with the explanation of the contingencies.

Q: How long do background checks take?
A: They vary, but typically four to six business days.

Q: Taleo is giving me an error message. What do I do?
A: Call or email a screenshot to your recruiter so they can assist you in troubleshooting the issue.

Q: How long do we have to keep a position posted?
A: The minimum length of time is seven calendar days.

Q: I’m rehiring someone who worked at the University of Tennessee previously. Do they need to have a background check and attend orientation?
A: Yes, they will need to have a background check and attend orientation.

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