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Frequently Asked Questions (Hiring Official)

In an attempt to provide better assistance to prospective employees, VTS has developed a list of FAQ's for hiring officials. Should you require additional information, please give us a call at (615) 322-8299.

Q. Can I request to interview VTS employees for my temporary positions?

A. Because VTS has already thoroughly screened and interviewed its employees, we highly discourage the practice of re-interviewing employees for temporary assignments.

Q. What should I do if there is a billing problem for the services I received?

A. Contact the VTS Manager and an administrative review of the charges will be arranged.

Q. How long do I have to wait before I can hire a VTS Temporary employee into a permanent position?

A. You are free to hire a VTS employee who has gone through the standard hiring and selection process, and after three pay periods (six weeks) from the start of their assignment.

Q. How long can I keep a temporary employee on an assignment?

A. According to University policy, no temporary employee should be placed on any assignment for a period longer than six months.

Q. What new hire paperwork do I need to complete for a temporary employee?

A. Because the temporary employee is a VTS employee, your department will not have to complete any new hire paperwork, but you will have to conduct any additional training required for the employee to be successful at their assignments

Q. How can I recommend someone I know for an open temporary position?

A. If you know someone that you believe may be a good fit for Vanderbilt, and VTS, please ask them to apply on line, and list you as a referral. Also, pass along their information to a VTS representative so they can be made aware that a referral has been made.

Q. What do I do if I have a temporary need outside of Nashville or the State of Tennessee?

A. Call our office and speak to one of our representatives. We can on occasion support temporary employment assignments outside the area, but that would be dependent on the type of work and approvals from VTS leadership and Risk Management.

Q. What is the current VTS service surcharge?

A. The current rate for utilizing a VTS Temporary employee is 30% (not including fringe). Contact the VTS office should you have questions about the VTS surcharge.