Criminal conviction history background checks for all staff hires and rehires
In an effort to enhance the safety of our community, the University is now requiring a criminal conviction history background check on all final candidates to staff positions. The vast majority of staff positions were already flagged as security/safety sensitive, thus requiring the background check before hire. This change brings approximately eight percent of staff positions not previously flagged under a consistent practice.
Beginning April 27, all staff positions will be considered security/safety sensitive, will no longer require designation in UWHIRES or Workday, and will require a criminal conviction history background check prior to hire. The security/safety sensitive designations in both Workday and UWHIRES will be deprecated and flagging will no longer be necessary to trigger a criminal conviction history background check on staff positions.
Criminal conviction history background checks are paid by the departments at an average of $43 per check. For more information about costs, please visit the UWHR background check costs and billing webpage. UWHR background check webpages have been updated to reflect this change.
We appreciate your support as we make this change to further institutional safety and security.