New Policy: Sexual misconduct disclosure verification, staff and student process
|Beginning July 1, 2021, if your final candidate for a staff and covered student employment position is currently working or has worked at another Washington state postsecondary educational institution, the University is required to conduct a sexual misconduct disclosure verification with that institution. This verification must be sent prior to an employment offer and is used to verify the final candidate’s previously provided sexual misconduct disclosure, which must be completed and returned prior to offer.
Prospective staff employees
Prospective covered student employees
Effective immediately, departments should stop using the PDF applicant sexual misconduct disclosure form. The link to the Sexual Misconduct Declaration Tool will be live on July 1, 2021.
Providing references to other Washington state postsecondary educational institutions
When providing a job performance reference check to a Washington state postsecondary educational institution on a current or former employee, you must follow current policy to document the reference you provide and also contact UWHR at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the requesting institution is advised whether there is sexual misconduct information on file regarding our current or former employee. (Include employee name and requesting institution in the email).
UWHR is the central point of contact for staff, covered student, and academic personnel sexual misconduct disclosure checks. Additional information about providing employee references is outlined on the UWHR website.
Please contact email@example.com if you have questions about this new requirement.