I’ve been lurking at these threads since I’ve been given my initial offer. Curious to see where I might be in the process for the SF 85.
Initial offer received May 17
Fingerprints and EQip completed May 24
Transcripts and citizenship verification requested/sent June 8th
Employers sent reference forms June 12th by my agency.
What happens if an employer does not respond to a reference request? I had to list a position that I left in May 2014 as it was within the 5 year time frame. It was a large employer, over 60,000, and people move within the organization frequently. I haven’t remained in touch with my former supervisor or coworkers as turnover and movement within divisions is high. I left due to maternity leave and then moved 200 miles away.
I was told I would not be given a start date until the investigation was complete but they estimated 1 to 3 months. I don’t expect anything adverse on background check as I have a no criminal record, good employment record, and good credit. I am just very anxious as this is my first go with a government job.