Background Checks - Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish consistent and non-discriminatory guidelines for pre-employment background reviews, as part of the selection process for University employees. Background investigations confirm the candidate’s qualifications, credentials and suitability relative to the requirements of the position for which he or she is being considered. Background reviews are regulated by federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and Equal Employment Opportunity legislation.