HR Operations

Background checks

Background checks: Process and rationale

The offer of employment to UW positions designated as security/safety sensitive must be made contingent upon obtaining a satisfactory criminal conviction history background check.

Background checks: Security/safety sensitive criteria

This page describes the criteria and the criminal conviction background check requirements for the six categories of “security/safety sensitive positions” at the University.

Background checks: Costs and billing

UW conducts a suite of criminal conviction background checks on the selected candidate for employment in a security/safety sensitive position. Charges for the criminal conviction background checks outside of Washington depend on the number of locations in which a person has resided.

Background checks: FAQ

Have questions after reading about background checks? See if your question has already been addressed in this FAQ page.