Nov 20, 2008



MEMORANDUM FOR HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORS
               //signed// - Nancy H Kichak
FROM:    NANCY H. KICHAK, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
               STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY

SUBJECT:    Reference Checking

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is pleased to provide information regarding reference checking to assist agencies in the final aspect of the hiring process.

Building upon OPM's End-To-End (E2E) Hiring initiative, this document will assist Federal hiring officials and human resources (HR) specialists conducting reference checks. It includes answers to common questions and concerns, suggested steps to follow in conducting reference checks, and provides sample questions.

For more information on how reference checking fits into the hiring process, please see the End-To-End Roadmap on OPM's website or contact your assigned OPM Human Capital Officer.

Attachment (link to chcoc.gov site)