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Employment and Human Resources

FAQ - Background Checks

Q:I am being hired as a staff/faculty member. Can I start tomorrow?

A:No. It takes a minimum of five days for an employee’s background check to come back. You cannot begin working until it has been completed.

Q:Who should I be expecting an email from?

A:USM contracts with a third party vendor to complete all of our background checks. You will be receiving an email from RedTail Security Screening.

Q:Do I have to complete a background check?

A:Yes, unless you are a student employee, you must complete a background check through the HR office.

Q:I already completed a background check with the state. Do I have to complete another one?

A:Yes. Anyone who is being hired at USM must complete a background check through the HR office.

Q:I have already completed a background check with USM. Do I need to complete another one?

A:Only if you have been separated from the university for 30 or more days.

Q:I am a student worker and will be working with minors. Do I need to complete a background check?

A:Yes. If you are going to be working with minors, you must complete a background check through the HR office.

Q:I am an incoming Graduate Assistant. Do I need to complete a background check?

A:Yes. All Graduate Assistants must complete a background check prior to working at USM.

Q:My name was entered in RedTail incorrectly and I cannot change it.

A:Please email Moriah.rouseFREEMississippi for assistance.

Contact Us

Employment and Human Resources
301 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
hrFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4050