Does a criminal conviction automatically preclude an applicant from employment or a current employee from a reclassification or promotion?
No. If there is a criminal conviction, the Criminal Background Check Review Committee will review the results and make the final determination regarding the individual's suitability for employment in the position. The Review Committee may recommend additional controls that a department would need to implement before employing, promoting, or reclassifying a person convicted of a crime. Consideration will be given to the specific duties of the position, the number of offenses and circumstances of each, and whether the convictions were disclosed on the application.