What could cause a delay in job offer approval?

Isladecorn's picture
Rank: Chimp | 9

Hi Monkeys,

I have been verbally offered a MO position at GS 3 weeks ago.
I signed the compensation form, submit my salary proof, agreed to the background check and was notified last week that on a regional level (I'm in Asia) it was approved and what was left was the global approval.

Today I was supposed to receive official results, but was instead told there was a delay in the global approval process and they would need a few more days.

Apart from reasons like sudden hiring freezes, what could be the cause for this? It is unlikely that it is a salary negotiation issue (I set very basic expectations) or background/reference check failure (Wouldn't that be approved in the regional level?)

Anybody who knows the regional/global approval process at GS, I would love to hear your advice on this as I am a little scared on missing out on my dream job. Thank you in advance!

Comments (4)

Nov 3, 2017

HR is probably slow or lazy to process the final parts of the offer. It will get there (if its supposed to get there).

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 3, 2017

Thanks I really hope so! A little unexpected for GS to be slow in the process, so was concerned there was an issue.

Jun 6, 2018

Im in the same position waiting for the offer approval , since i have got the preliminary approval long back
Its been 6 weeks

Mar 5, 2019