Security or Safety-Sensitive Positions

The Office of Human Resources in conjunction with the hiring department will review all staff positions to determine which positions should be designated as security or safety sensitive based on but are not limited to the following criteria:

  1. Possession of master keys/sub-master keys/codes or other means of entry to living or work spaces.
  2. Responsibility for the care, safety and security of people or property.
  3. Direct responsibility for the care, safety, and security of children and minors (anyone under the age of 18) who participate in University sponsored programs, including 4-H and summer youth camps.
  4. Access to confidential or sensitive data or information, either through functional roles or system security access.
  5. Direct access to, or control over, cash, checks, revenues, credit card transactions, or authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $5,000.
  6. Access to detailed personally identifiable information about students, faculty, staff or alumni, which might enable identity theft.
  7. Working with hazardous materials. (Note: positions having direct access to "select agents," as defined by the Patriot Act of 2001, are currently subject to FBI background checks.)
  8. Responsibility for operating University-owned vehicles, or other vehicles operated for University business.

(Guide for Designating Security or Safety Sensitive Positions)