Privacy Statement

Privacy and Mississippi Public Records 

 The privacy of applicants is important to us. We take precautions to protect your personal information. 

Mississippi State University collects demographic data to assist us in our compliance with Federal/State equal opportunity record keeping and reporting. Your response is voluntary and will not be used in any way to determine your eligibility for employment. Other information that is collected will be used solely for the purpose of recruitment and assessing your application for employment. As a part of the recruitment process, Mississippi State University may conduct criminal background checks and personal information may be obtained from your referees. If you are successful in obtaining a position at Mississippi State University, your personal information will form a part of your employment record. 

In submitting your application, you are consenting to us collecting and using this information for the purposes as indicated, however failure to provide any of the requested details during our recruitment process might affect our ability to assess or further progress your application. 

As a public entity of the State of Mississippi, information shared with us is subject to disclosure under the Mississippi Public Records Request law, unless specifically exempted. If you choose to share personal information with us, it may be released if required by the Mississippi Public Records Request Law or in accordance with our policies, rules or regulations and must be saved for a designated period of time to comply with Mississippi State University's record retention policies. We will not sell information to commercial entities. 

If an offer of employment is extended, the Department of Human Resources Management will collect social security numbers in compliance with federal and state laws for payroll and tax reporting and certain benefit providers. For information, please visit the Social Security Number Privacy website. 

Proof of Identity and Eligibility to Work 

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Mississippi State University is required to verify the identity and work authorization of all new employees. As a federal contractor, Mississippi State University also participates in E-Verify, the federal on-line verification system. 

To comply with these requirements, on or before your first day of employment, you must complete Section 1 of Form I-9. Additionally, you must present documents that verify your identity and work authorization within the first three business days of your start date. Should you fail to provide the appropriate documentation by the end of the third business day as required by law; your appointment will be terminated until you can provide such documentation. 

 Equal Employment 

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, status as a U.S. veteran, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.