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Why does DPS need applicants work history?

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Post by switch » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:00 pm

I had a student call and ask if DPS was going to call her employer. I assured her NO. But got to wondering, why do they need that? I can understand where you've lived for 5 years, but work?

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DPS is probably looking at where (geographic location) you worked to make sure they ran you through all of the applicable databases in those counties too.
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Post by pt145ss » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:52 pm

TangoX-ray wrote:DPS is probably looking at where (geographic location) you worked to make sure they ran you through all of the applicable databases in those counties too.
If your employer is HEB, for example, and you put the corporate address, how would DPS know that you worked in Hays County (for example)?


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pt145ss wrote:
TangoX-ray wrote:DPS is probably looking at where (geographic location) you worked to make sure they ran you through all of the applicable databases in those counties too.
If your employer is HEB, for example, and you put the corporate address, how would DPS know that you worked in Hays County (for example)?
Exactly my employer is in Silicon Valley.

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Post by WildBill » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:18 pm

TangoX-ray wrote:DPS is probably looking at where (geographic location) you worked to make sure they ran you through all of the applicable databases in those counties too.
:iagree: It's also easier for them to contact you during the day if they have questions about your application. They called me at work to straighten out my application.
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Post by Crossfire » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:49 pm

They are asking for your physical work address - not where you get your paycheck from. The purpose is for a local background check in each county in which you have lived or worked for the past 5 years.
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Post by switch » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:09 pm

It's also easier for them to contact you during the day if they have questions about your application. They called me at work to straighten out my application.
Some might object to being called at work. "This is Sgt smith of DPS, is Sue Jones in?"


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Post by TexasCajun » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:14 am

It's also another data point or set of data points with which to match the applicant and make sure that they are looking at the correct person.
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Post by WildBill » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:19 am

switch wrote:
It's also easier for them to contact you during the day if they have questions about your application. They called me at work to straighten out my application.
Some might object to being called at work. "This is Sgt smith of DPS, is Sue Jones in?"
DPS didn't just call me out of the blue. I don't remember how they made first contact, but I was fine talking from work.

The trooper was very polite as well as discrete. I had a direct line so there was nothing of that nature.

She asked if it was a good time and if was okay for me to talk.

At that time I didn't have a cell phone or I would have used that number. :tiphat:
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Post by WildBill » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:29 am

Crossfire wrote:They are asking for your physical work address - not where you get your paycheck from. The purpose is for a local background check in each county in which you have lived or worked for the past 5 years.
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Post by WildBill » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:31 am

Solaris wrote:
pt145ss wrote:
TangoX-ray wrote:DPS is probably looking at where (geographic location) you worked to make sure they ran you through all of the applicable databases in those counties too.
If your employer is HEB, for example, and you put the corporate address, how would DPS know that you worked in Hays County (for example)?
Exactly my employer is in Silicon Valley.
DPS has investigators who know about this type of employment.
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Post by Solaris » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:17 am

WildBill wrote:
Solaris wrote:
pt145ss wrote:
TangoX-ray wrote:DPS is probably looking at where (geographic location) you worked to make sure they ran you through all of the applicable databases in those counties too.
If your employer is HEB, for example, and you put the corporate address, how would DPS know that you worked in Hays County (for example)?
Exactly my employer is in Silicon Valley.
DPS has investigators who know about this type of employment.
Well all they have to do is read the app and they know about it. But knowing exactly where I was physically is pretty much impossible. I was a world wide employee, I could be anywhere on 6 continents, and was.


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Post by PhilBob » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:31 am

I, too, am one who worked for companies out of state and listed their corporate address for contact purposes as I worked out of a home office. Wouldn't the fact that one's residence was local despite the corporate addresses being elsewhere be a clue to this type of situation? Maybe it is cases like this that are contributing factors to the long delays in getting the LTC processed?

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Post by Keith B » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:35 am

PhilBob wrote:I, too, am one who worked for companies out of state and listed their corporate address for contact purposes as I worked out of a home office. Wouldn't the fact that one's residence was local despite the corporate addresses being elsewhere be a clue to this type of situation? Maybe it is cases like this that are contributing factors to the long delays in getting the LTC processed?
They really are looking for your physical work location, not the corporate office address. It is a good possibility that if you listed XYZ Corporation and it was in Pennsylvania, but you only worked in Texas, then that would potentially add additional time due to the background check being requested from PA, the county and city that the office was in that was not really needed.
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