|TO:||All ETSU Faculty and Staff|
|SUBJECT:||Criminal Background Check Procedures for Job Applicants, Employees and Volunteers|
|DATE:||October 10, 2011|
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is committed to providing a work environment that embraces the University’s core values. Criminal background checks are used to help ensure an individual’s suitability relative to the requirements of their employment, and to assist ETSU in providing a productive, safe, healthy, and secure work and learning environment.
ETSU’s new policy, PPP-77 , Criminal Background Check Procedures for Job Applicants, Employees and Volunteers, was approved by Senior Staff on September 26, 2011.
Those hiring departments that are currently conducting employee background checks through state registries and/or the TBI in accordance with state and/or federal law will continue to conduct those checks and properly secure all documentation.
Those hiring departments that are currently conducting employee background checks through the university’s approved consumer reporting agency will continue to conduct those checks and properly secure all documentation. In all instances where information is obtained that may disqualify a candidate for hire, the file will be forwarded to the Office of Human Resources Background Screening Committee to make the final determination and appropriate notifications.
Under PPP-77 Human Resources will now conduct background checks for new employees and volunteers in the positions listed below, and will properly secure all documentation:
Thank you for your cooperation, if you have further questions please contact Diana McClay, Director, Human Resources, at 9-6125.
Diana D. McClay, M.B.A., PHR
Office of Human Resources
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-1707
(423) 439-6125 office
(423) 439-5830 fax