When are criminal background checks required?
Criminal background checks are required for any personnel actions involving sensitive positions, including new hires, transfers, promotions, reclassifications, or changes in job duties that move a position into a "sensitive" category. This includes career, limited, contract, per diem, student, and volunteer positions.
Where policies and contractual provisions related to background checks for specific personnel programs currently exist, it is intended that the provisions of this policy be applied in conjunction with those provisions. Employees in the Clerical unit will remain covered by the relevant contractual provisions and the previous policy pertaining to background checks while collective bargaining obligations are completed. See Unions, Bargaining Agreements, and Labor Relations for more information.