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Prehire background checks

Background checks: Overview

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: Process

Learn about the process for requesting a 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.

Education verification

Offers of employment for certain medical centers staff positions are contingent upon obtaining degree verification.

Sexual misconduct disclosure

Washington state law and UW policy prohibits the UW from hiring candidates for staff and graduate student employment who do not complete and sign a sexual misconduct declaration prior to their start of employment.

Reference checks

At least three references, including one from a current or supervisor, will help guide your final selection process.


Use the E-Verify system to establish employment eligibility of newly hired and current employees who directly perform work on a federal contract that includes the E-Verify clause.