Once this permission has been granted, the Hiring Official should contact the candidate and let them know that an offer letter is being prepared. If there will be a start-up package, this is the time to inquire about the candidate’s startup needs. Advise the candidate to request a generous but reasonable startup package, letting them know that the offer will likely be smaller. The candidate should indicate which parts of the startup are essential. In addition, if the candidate wants to count prior service for the terms of the appointment, that should be mentioned. The Hiring Official should state that the verbal offer is contingent upon review and approval of the offer by University Human Resources.
Invite the candidate to let you know about any dual career needs (but don’t ask about partnership status—only whether there are dual-career needs). Information about Dual Career hires (PDF)
The most successful dual-career hires occur when the initial hiring department takes an active role in helping the partner or spouse find appropriate employment. The department may request a CV from the significant other and explore job possibilities within OSU. If the job prospects are outside OSU, the department can facilitate connections between the significant other and possible job openings/employers. If there are possibilities within OSU, the department may request an interview for the significant other, involving both deans and department heads/chairs.