Employment offer withdrawal
Why a qualified candidate is denied employment with MnDOT
MnDOT strives to hire the best people it can find for the positions available. It is the HR Office’s responsibility to review the applications received to verify if the applicant meets the required job qualifications. Applicants who meet the qualifications are regarded as qualified job candidates. A selection process then picks the best candidate. The selected candidate will be offered the position contingent upon the results of an Employment Verification Check (EVC) and driver’s license record check (if job related).
For all candidates offered a contingent job offer, the EVC includes verification that their Social Security number matches that which they provided. Additionally a criminal background check (CBC) is conducted for all selected candidates, except for minors. Criminal records for minors are not public and cannot be obtained by MnDOT. The CBC includes review of various relevant law enforcement databases (e.g., Federal, State and County records) from areas in which the candidate has resided. It is the policy of the State of Minnesota (M.S. 364) to encourage and contribute to the rehabilitation of criminal offenders. The opportunity to secure employment is essential to this effort, including public employment. A criminal conviction, standing by itself, is not a basis for rejection of a selected candidate.
Depending upon the position, the selected candidate’s EVC may also include verification of prior employment, education and professional credentials, certification or licenses. If the job requires that the employee drive for all or part of their job assignments, a review of the person’s driver’s license record will also be conducted. It is during the EVC and driver’s license review process where the selected candidate could have the job offer withdrawn.
Examples of when a job offer may be withdrawn include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following.