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I was conducting an interview and the applicant informed me they had a security clearance so I didn't need to run a background check. What does that mean? And if they have a security clearance as long as they sign the authorization form, I can still run a background check, right?
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It likely relates to a prior check or government job. You should still run a check as at the very least something may have happened since then. Good luck. Kindly rate me five stars.
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