Notice to Applicants
It is a professional courtesy to respond to all applicants acknowledging that their applications have been received and will be reviewed for any open positions in the department during the time period the applicant pool is open. To avoid having to notify candidates a second time when the pool closes, the acknowledgement letter should also inform candidates of the closing date for the pool, at which time the candidate’s application will no longer be kept on file. Without notice of that time limitation, an applicant could reasonably expect to be considered indefinitely for any appropriate positions. An open applicant pool recruitment officially closes one year from the last day of the month in which the pool was opened.