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background check procedures

Unit Procedure for Graduate Assistant (GA) background check policy:

1. Use the Teaching Assistant (TA) appointment/re-appointment and Research Assistant and Teaching Exclusion (RA/TE) appointment/re-appointment letters available on the Graduate School’s website for all offers of employment to Graduate Assistants, and include the "Consumer Disclosure And Authorization Form."

2. The Graduate Assistant must sign and date the "Consumer Disclosure And Authorization Form." Completed consent forms should be attached to the GA appointment paperwork in the EBS system. Completed consent forms may also be sent to Human Resources, Attn: Sarah Powell, Graduate Assistants, 110 Nisbet, via e-mail to GraduateAssistants@hr.msu.edu, or via fax to 517-432-3862.

3. Communicate to the Graduate Assistant that the background check will take three to seven days to process. Once the background check has been completed, the GA appointment paperwork will be processed if all other necessary documents have been received.

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