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Reference Checks


View policy pdf: Reference Checks Policy

Policy Statement

Refer to the Procedures section.


Prior to completing the selection process, the hiring department should contact the applicant's former employer(s), including any previous UGA employers, and other references as necessary to verify employment and/or obtain job- related information which will assist in determining the qualifications and suitability of an applicant for a particular position. Before making a reference inquiry with an outside applicant's present employer, their permission should be obtained so as not to jeopardize the applicant's current employment status.

Because each unit is responsible for rendering selection decisions to fill vacant positions, departments are responsible for obtaining reference information on applicants for employment.


Responsible University Senior Administrator:  Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Policy Owner:

Policy Contact: Lindsey Van Note

Phone Number: 706-542-7329

Date Issued:

Last Reviewed/Updated: