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Privacy Agreement 

Applicant Privacy Statement: City of Memphis Commitment to Privacy

The City of Memphis respects the privacy of applicants and employees, and is committed to complying with applicable privacy and personal data protection laws. We collect and use your personal information for the purposes of determining your qualifications for employment and reaching a hiring decision, as well as to comply with applicable laws and regulations, such as laws related to the evaluation of those seeking employment, or to defend ourselves in claims under such laws. Relevant portions of your personal information, if you are hired, will also be used to establish a basic employment record. We do not collect or use the personal information you submit as a job applicant for unrelated purposes. Additionally, all pre-employment inquiry information and reference checking records conducted on employees and former employee files are maintained in secured areas and are not used by the company in the course of its business operations.

Most of the personal information that we collect about you is collected directly from your application and resume or curriculum vitae. We may also collect information about you from third parties for the purposes of: (a) verify information about your credentials, such as education and prior employment, (b) follow-up on references that you may provide, and (c) conduct background investigations. It is the City of Memphis’ policy to collect such information from third parties only with your signed acknowledgement. If you provide your information through one of our recruitment channels, you will be informed how to access and update that information in that channel.

Applications are only accepted through our online system. If this is your first time to apply using Taleo, you will be prompted to create your unique job application profile. Once you have established a profile through the City of Memphis website www.memphistn.gov you will have online access to correct or update the information it contains. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.
Your general profile is based on a unique e-mail address. Communication with applicants will be conducted through this e-mail address. Check your e-mail frequently for notifications regarding your application.

If a mobile number is provided, we may text you information about your application. City of Memphis does not charge to send or receive text messages as part of our application process. However, message and data rates may apply. Please consult with your wireless carrier for applicable text messaging fees. Additionally, you agree, by providing a valid mobile phone number, to receive SMS messages from the City of Memphis. We may modify or terminate our test messaging services from time to time for any reason and without notice.”