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Center for Career and Calling
 

Announcing the transition to
self-managed credential files.

As technology has improved, the education employment application process has changed.  Instead of requesting a complete "credential file" or "placement file," most school districts prefer to have documents uploaded directly to their online application system.  To better accommodate these new procedures, SPU is transitioning to a self-managed credential file system and will terminate the existing system on SPU JobLink at the end of this placement year - October 31, 2013.

In order to avoid extra set-up fees and transfer costs to students, the Center for Career and Calling will no longer be accepting new credential file accounts on SPU JobLink effective July 1, 2013. 

If you are creating a new credential file for the first time, please download our information sheet - Self-Managing Your Credentials. 

 

IMPORTANT TIME-SENSITIVE INFORMATION

If you have an online SPU JobLink credential file:

The SPU Center for Career and Calling (CCC) will maintain access to existing credential file accounts through the current placement year.  It is your responsibility to retrieve and retain copies of any of your personal documents in your JobLink account prior to our termination of the system on October 31, 2013.  If your JobLink credential file account contains documents you no longer have a copy of, we strongly encourage you to take action immediately by accessing your account and saving all non-confidential documents to your computer or flashdrive.  If your online account is not currently active, you will need to renew it to access your documents.

To save or obtain access to confidential letters of recommendation, you have three options:

1.  Open a new account with an independent credential service provider such as Interfolio and ask the CCC to transfer your confidential letters of recommendation to your new account by October 31, 2013.

2.   Ask your letter writers to email our office at spucareercenter@spu.edu with permission to change the designation of your letters of recommendation from confidential to non-confidential by October 31, 2013 so that you may access them yourself.

3.   Ask your reference writer to send you a non-confidential letter of recommendation.

 

If you have a hard copy placement file but never converted to the online system:

If you opened a hard-copy placement file prior to November 1, 2010, the Placement File Retention Policy stated, "Placement files will be kept no more than 5 years following the last paid re-activation date."  If your paper file was activated within the last 5 years and you would like to retrieve the documents, contact our office at spucareercenter@spu.edu or 206-281-2485.  Please note that we are unable to release confidential letters of recommendation to you as indicated on the Waiver and Consent Form (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974; Public Law 93-380).


To obtain access to confidential letters of recommendation, you have three options:

1.  Open a new account with an independent credential service provider such as Interfolio and ask the CCC to transfer your confidential letters of recommendation to your new account.

2.   Ask your letter writers to email our office at spucareercenter@spu.edu with permission to change the designation of your letters of recommendation from confidential to non-confidential and then arrange a method to retrieve your non-confidential letters.

3.   Ask your reference writer to send you a non-confidential letter of recommendation.

 

For more information on self-managed credential files,
please download our information sheet:

Self-Managing Your Credentials.


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