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Background Checks

Stanford seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

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When HireRight is unable to grant a "Meets Company Standards" result under Stanford's guidelines, the background check will appear in the "Pending Adjudication" tab. The requester of the background check will receive a notification email from HireRight. Background Checks will place a colored flag on each Pending case to tell you next steps.

IMPORTANT: Review your background checks' status daily.

Colored Icons for Pending Cases

View the explanations and steps for each Pending status, indicated with a colored flag or a colored check mark.

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To inquire about a background check in progress and for general questions, please email:

To create a new user, modify a current user account, de-activate a user or to create a new departmental account for HireRight Access, please email with the following information:

  • Desired action
  • Requestor's first & last name (must be the department's HRM or HRA)
  • Requestor's phone number and email address
  • User's first and last name
  • User's SUNet ID
  • User's phone number
  • User's Stanford email address
  • Name of current/previous HireRight user to mirror
  • User's department name