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Sample Rejection Letters
For Filled Bloomington Support Staff Positions

To applicants who are not Support Staff employees

When a current SS employee is selected

Thank you for your interest in the (Position title), job posting (number), in the (Department Name). We selected a candidate who is currently employed by Indiana University, whose qualifications (also, “knowledge, skills, and/or experience”) best meet the needs of our department (also, “requirements" of the position). 

 We wish you well in your career pursuits.

When an external (not a current SS employee) is selected

Thank you for your interest in the (Position Title), job posting (number), in the (Department Name). We selected a candidate whose qualifications best meet the needs of our department. 

 We wish you well in your career pursuits.

To applicants who are current Support Staff employees

When a current SS employee is selected

Thank you for your interest in the (Position Title), job posting (number), in the (Department Name). We selected (Name of Candidate Selected), who is currently employed in a Support Staff position, with a seniority date of (date in the occupational unit or in the university, whichever is applicable and state which one you are using). This candidate’s qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. (When applicable, add, “This candidate also has the greatest occupational unit or university seniority.”)

We wish you continued success in your career with Indiana University. 

 When an external applicant is selected

Thank you for your interest in the (Position Title), job posting (number), in the (Department Name). We selected (Name of Candidate Selected), whose qualifications best meet the requirements of the position.

 We wish you success in your career with Indiana University.