Congratulations on your job offer! We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career at Sandia soon. To accept your offer, please follow the steps below.

1. Review your job offer letter.

You will receive an initial offer by email.

2. Discuss any questions, and establish a desired start date with your manager.

Refer to the 2020 New Hire Sign-In Schedule for possible start dates.

3. Review the employee handbook.

Download Sandia's Employee Handbook (PDF, 9.6 MB).

4. Complete, sign, and submit your employment acceptance forms to your HR Staffing Representative:

The employment acceptance documents will be sent to you as part of the offer letter package. All forms are to be completed and submitted electronically. Sign all required pages (by hand or electronically). If you use an electronic signature, it must be printable and reproducible.

5. Complete, sign, and submit the Pre-Employment Background Review form to Security.

You will receive the Pre-Employment Background Review form with your formal job offer package in previously created RMFT electronic inbox


  1. Complete the Pre-Employment Background Review (PEBR) form. Ensure you have signed all areas indicated (by hand or electronically). 
  2. In the RMFT tool, create a “New” package and enter ‘ snl:SIPPEBR ’ in the “To” section. NOTE: You must manually enter snl:SIPPEBR in the “To” address bar. DO NOT simply click “Reply” or send the PEBR to HR Staffing. Delays may occur if submitted incorrectly.
  3. Submit completed PEBR: upload the PEBR by clicking the “Add” button (click the “Send” button to complete your submission.)

 Important: The pre-employment background review can take a minimum of 8 days to complete. It is strongly advised that you return the completed PEBR form as soon as possible to avoid any delay with your selected start date. Also, the PEBR form can be returned for processing prior to sending in your employment acceptance documents if necessary.

 As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Marijuana use, including for medicinal purposes, is a violation of federal law, even in places where it does not violate state law. Illegal use of a controlled substance within the last 12 months will automatically disqualify candidates from consideration for employment or for a Department of Energy security clearance.

6. Schedule a drug screening analysis as soon as possible.

A pre-employment drug screen must be completed within 90 calendar days prior to your start date.*

*If a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance investigation is required, depending on your start date, it may require you complete two separate drug screens to meet both the immediate clearance required drug test and your pre-employment drug test (required within 90 days of your start date). If you believe it will take you two tests to complete the drug screen requirements, request two drug screen forms.

Refer to the Job Candidate Instructions for Drug Screening Analysis instructions (PDF, 330 KB) for drug screening information.

  • Local California Candidates (if you live in the Livermore area)
    To schedule your drug screening analysis onsite in Livermore, please contact Sandia Medical in Livermore at (925) 294-2700.

  • All Non-Local Candidates
    To request a drug screening packet and location, contact Sandia Medical at (505) 844-1892.

7. Take initial steps for a DOE security clearance investigation, if requested.

Sandia’s Personnel Security Clearance Office will ask you to complete the following steps below if notified by your new manager that you will need a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. If you receive a request, please complete these steps as soon as possible to avoid any delays in your clearance investigation.

  • Complete security clearance required drug screen as soon as your manager starts the clearance process. If you are unsure whether you will require a security clearance, verify with your manager prior to your drug screening (see Step 4 above for drug screening process).

  • Follow the instructions you receive from Sandia’s Personnel Security Clearance Office on how to proceed with your clearance investigation process.

  • You will receive an email from the USAccess Credentialing Center. The email will provide instructions for processing fingerprints and identity verification at a Credential Center nearest you; if the location is more than 30 miles from your residence, contact TRC to determine if you are eligible for travel reimbursement.

  • Complete and submit the SF86 Questionnaire for National Security Positions via the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Process (e-QIP) system. Refer to this guide (PDF, 97 KB) in preparation to complete the form.

8. Learn about relocation benefits.

If desired, contact TRC Global Mobility at (800) 783-5337 regarding relocation benefits. At your request, TRC will provide a pre-decision consultation to discuss any applicable relocation benefits. If you accept the job offer and you are eligible for travel reimbursement, TRC will contact you to begin setting up the relocation process within five days of Sandia’s receipt of your Employment Acceptance Form and other required forms.