Sanitizing a writing sample for OCI screeners

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Sanitizing a writing sample for OCI screeners

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:20 pm

Sorry if this has been asked before but I cannot figure out how to search effectively on this forum for the life of me :oops:

I have a writing sample from my summer position that I am going to use as my OCI screener sample. I am not sure what the best way is to replace all the sensitive information. Here is what I have done so far:

[Supervisor], Associate Counsel in place of Joe Smith, Associate Counsel

[Entity name] in place of my summer employer

The format is what I put above, new generic name in brackets. Is this an acceptable way to sanitize my writing sample, or is there a preferred method out there that I am not aware of?

Thanks!

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Re: Sanitizing a writing sample for OCI screeners

Postby anon168 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before but I cannot figure out how to search effectively on this forum for the life of me :oops:

I have a writing sample from my summer position that I am going to use as my OCI screener sample. I am not sure what the best way is to replace all the sensitive information. Here is what I have done so far:

[Supervisor], Associate Counsel in place of Joe Smith, Associate Counsel

[Entity name] in place of my summer employer

The format is what I put above, new generic name in brackets. Is this an acceptable way to sanitize my writing sample, or is there a preferred method out there that I am not aware of?

Thanks!


This is fine.

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Re: Sanitizing a writing sample for OCI screeners

Postby Rocío » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sorry if this has been asked before but I cannot figure out how to search effectively on this forum for the life of me :oops:

I have a writing sample from my summer position that I am going to use as my OCI screener sample. I am not sure what the best way is to replace all the sensitive information. Here is what I have done so far:

[Supervisor], Associate Counsel in place of Joe Smith, Associate Counsel

[Entity name] in place of my summer employer

The format is what I put above, new generic name in brackets. Is this an acceptable way to sanitize my writing sample, or is there a preferred method out there that I am not aware of?

Thanks!


This is fine. Just replace all names of people, businesses, etc. with made-up names. Also, get rid of any docket numbers or other similiar information. And change addresses and dates.

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Re: Sanitizing a writing sample for OCI screeners

Postby TooOld4This » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:41 pm

Have you cleared this with your employer?

Depending on what the document is simply changing names and dates might not mask much.




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