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Gal Friday  
#1 Posted : Friday, January 21, 2022 10:16:51 PM(UTC)
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For a normal federal job that's not high security (just government trust or something like that), can I make it to the final offer without them contacting my supervisor in my current job on the outside?

Thank you kindly for any help!
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#2 Posted : Monday, January 24, 2022 5:23:56 AM(UTC)
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For a normal federal job that's not high security (just government trust or something like that), can I make it to the final offer without them contacting my supervisor in my current job on the outside?

Thank you kindly for any help!
You could. But it depends on whether the hiring official wants to contact prior supervisors and references for thoroughness, and make certain they aren't making a mistake. One bad input from a supervisor isn't a killer, but we expect the references you provide to be positive...so talking to prior supervisors can provide some balance.

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Gal Friday on 1/24/2022(UTC)
GRITS  
#3 Posted : Thursday, January 27, 2022 10:15:33 AM(UTC)
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I agree with frankgonzalez....I was told by my last supervisor (non federal) that my prior supervisor had given them a reference that wasn't the best. This supervisor basically give me the heads up on my previous supervisor and I was able to just use my director as my contact for my current position since they were over the entire department. But that showed me that one not so good reference isn't going to stop someone from hiring you especially if you have everything else that is needed in a good candidate.
FrankJr  
#4 Posted : Saturday, January 29, 2022 1:19:05 PM(UTC)
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The application cannot be completed without listing the supervisor and contact information. For most non-fed employment the contact information is a generic number for human resources. Regardless, check all the boxes you want indicating the supervisor isn't to be called but the hiring manager is free to call.

Standard practice in the private sector to confirm employment, dates of employment and rehire status; and not one word more.
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