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RN job performance record access: VIA a SUBPONA

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by Lll123gh Lll123gh (New) New Nurse

Lll123gh has 13 years experience and specializes in IMCU.

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Hi Guys,

I desperately need my job performance evaluation record from my previous employer. But when I contacted their HR, this is the response I received. Can anyone help me understand this?  How can I have my record? Thank you all 

We are not authorized to provide prior team members records from their previous personnel files as this is proprietary information. These documents can only be accessed via a subpoena.

 

 

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It's pretty simple.

They don't want to give it to you.  They believe they are not legally required to, and are probably right.  Even if they were wrong, they know you can't afford a lawyer, so it's a safe bet that you won't be getting the records.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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Any job you're interviewing for will have one of their HR (or nursing) professionals call your former employer. 

And probably the only answer they'll get is whether you are rehireable. At this point when we hire, we're only sending an email to the HR with five or so questions.

Is this something that you're concerned about  - like, you never saw your own performance review?

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Lll123gh has 13 years experience and specializes in IMCU.

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This is very helpful. Thank you guys. My performance evaluation was more of a 1-1 with supervisor, areas I am doing well, or areas I need to improve on etc. However, I never received an actual hard copy of the evaluation. 

Now I am getting a new opportunity where HR asking me to submit several documents including performance evaluation records which I don't have it. Hope this doesn't stop me from the opportunity 😞 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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On 2/27/2020 at 11:08 AM, Lll123gh said:

This is very helpful. Thank you guys. My performance evaluation was more of a 1-1 with supervisor, areas I am doing well, or areas I need to improve on etc. However, I never received an actual hard copy of the evaluation. 

Now I am getting a new opportunity where HR asking me to submit several documents including performance evaluation records which I don't have it. Hope this doesn't stop me from the opportunity 😞 

Most people don't have copies of their evals. I've never had an HR department where I was interviewing request them. Checking out a candidate is sort of HR's job; it seems like they're "farming out" the duty to the candidate.

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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This is what you do...make it your new company's problem

HR can ask, but it doesn't mean they are going to get everything they want.  Some new employer may be DYING to know how many times you were late/called out while you worked there, but most companies won't release that information.

Tell them you will sign a release allowing them to request the information.  Tell them you were happy with your job at the time of the review and didn't see the need to keep a copy.  

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