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#1 Posted : Monday, August 07, 2017 7:30:45 PM(UTC)
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A couple of weeks ago I had an interviewed for a position with SSA. I felt this interview went really well. A week ago I received a message saying they were going to check my references but my references have not been contacted yet. How long does it for references to be contacted? Should I be concerned?
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#2 Posted : Monday, August 07, 2017 9:45:06 PM(UTC)
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My position is not with SSA, so no experience with them specifically. I can say however with my position and the one like it, they contacted my references the same day, they requested their information from me. Now it took my references a bit to complete the info and send back in, which was the hold up on my tentative offer, but once they finally finished they sent the offer within the next day or so.
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work_for_feds on 8/8/2017(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 09, 2017 10:08:58 AM(UTC)
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I applied for SSA position too. I already been interviewed and ref chked as well. But at no point I was informed abt all this. My position is in NY.
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work_for_feds on 8/10/2017(UTC)
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 09, 2017 10:20:51 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: daprusa Go to Quoted Post
A couple of weeks ago I had an interviewed for a position with SSA. I felt this interview went really well. A week ago I received a message saying they were going to check my references but my references have not been contacted yet. How long does it for references to be contacted? Should I be concerned?



In my experience with SSA my references were contacted a week after my interview and I received my T.O the following week after the references were contacted.
“When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.” – Stephen Hawking


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work_for_feds on 8/10/2017(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:22:28 AM(UTC)
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I'm a current SSA employee...

And just judging on the previous responses and my own experience, there's no "one size fits all" answer to this.

SSA is all over the country, different people handling different applicants. Patience is key in the government.
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work_for_feds on 8/10/2017(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:23:51 PM(UTC)
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This week my supervisor is on vacation so I won't know if they have called her until next Tuesday. Thank you everyone for taking the time to give me some feedback. I will keep you posted.
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#7 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 10:50:10 PM(UTC)
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No guarantee the references will be contacted. To the best of my knowledge no references were contacted for either the interview or the background investigation; but in both cases contact information for references was requested.
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