Human Resources Announces University Background Checks Policy

P&P   The University Policy Office (UPO) and Human Resources  would like to announce the issuance of Policy 2.6022 University Background Checks effective August 1, 2015.

This policy was issued by Human Resources in order to provide guidance for conducting consistent and fair background checks and verifications. The policy supports the University’s efforts to minimize institutional risk, employ the best practices when hiring and assist hiring authorities in making sound hiring decisions.

This Policy applies to all non-student University positions for which an offer of employment or appointment is made on or after August 1, 2015.

All job postings will include background check requirements for the position. Candidates for employment who fail to participate fully or provide inaccurate information will be eliminated from consideration for the position.  All offers to the selected candidate for all posted positions, as well as promotions outside of the current department or department transfers within the University, will be contingent upon the results of the background check.  Human Resources will lead the process of reviewing any adverse information revealed from the background check.

Employment of short-term, casual, seasonal employees who are new hires or re-hired more than 9 months after their most recent last date of employment will also be contingent upon the results of a background check.