Department Resources: Conducting a Successful Employee Selection Process -
Health System Human Resources Pre-Employment Program

What is the Pre-Employment Program?

The Pre-Employment Program (PEP) screening process was initiated on 15 February 1999.   An integral part of the application process at the University of Michigan Health System, PEP is specifically designed for external applicants seeking employment in a variety of clerical, entry-level patient care and Service/Maintenance positions.  PEP was conceptualized to do the following:

  • Reduce probationary discharge
  • Decrease time to fill
  • Determine qualified applicants
  • Improve the quality of applicants

Where is PEP located?

PEP is located within the Health System Human Resources suite at the North Campus Administrative Complex (NCAC).  If arriving in person, please ask a representative at Employment Services reception to direct you to a PEP Representative.

Human Resources Department
North Campus Administrative Complex (NCAC)
2901 Hubbard St. Suite 1100
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2345

Contact Information
Phone:  734-936-8790
Fax:  734-615-2397

What does the screening process involve?

Applicants are screened based on a variety of factors including:

  • Work history
  • Relevant skills and training
  • Skill testing
  • Competency interviewing
  • Overall projected image
  • Employment reference

Why does PEP work?

PEP is successful because it provides basic applicant screening information to managers and/or supervisors who are charged with the responsibility of making crucial hiring decisions.

Additional information about the Pre-Employment Program can be found at