highest quality liberal arts education, it is important to have qualified employees and
allow for a safe and secure environment for the students, employees, and visitors of the
College. Background verifications help to protect the funds, property, and other College
In an effort to support Juniata College’s mission of providing the.
(including hourly employees), Facilities, and qualifying student workers have
credential, criminal, and basic background information verified as a condition of
It is Juniata College policy that all new Faculty, Administration, Supporting Staff
company vehicles or who will be driving on behalf of the College.
Motor Vehicle Record checks will be conducted for employees who will be driving
responsibility, including, but not limited to positions within the Accounting
Credit History Checks will be conducted for positions involving financial
available. The search will be based on each countries laws and regulations.
International databases, such as INTERPOL, will also be used for verification
International Record Verification will be required for non U.S. citizens, where
Human Resources to insure all Fair Credit Reporting Act regulations are followed.
The results of all background checks will be returned directly to the Office of
DEFINITION OF SEARCHES TO BE CONDUCTED:
numbers to match previous address information and potential alias.
Social Security Verification – this search verifies and analyzes social security
for a scope of 7 years and will search for criminal convictions.
County Criminal Search – this search will be of the counties of previous residence
on registered violent crimes & sex offenders.
National Criminal Research Database – this search is a national search that focuses
major, minor and other certificates achieved.
Education Verification – this search verifies dates of attendance, degree awarded,
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held, salary, full or part-time status, attendance, reason for leaving, and eligibility
for rehire for employers within the past 5 years or up to three verifications.
Employment Verification – this search will verify dates of employment, position
restrictions, endorsements and violations reported by the state’s Department of
Motor Vehicle Record Search – this search will provide current license class, status,
current status, transaction amount, current balance, and delinquent account
Credit History Check – this search will provide type of creditor, origination dates,
RELEASE TO CHECK BACKGROUND:
release must be signed and returned on or before the day of the interview.
Candidates must be willing to sign a release in order to receive an interview. The
background information at any time during employment.
After the initial consent is signed, the College reserves the right to recheck
DISQUALIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT:
investigation are unsatisfactory, an official authorization of employment will not be
If an applicant does not complete the required release, or if the results of the
criminal history or who fabricate information.
Juniata College has a zero tolerance policy for applicants who do not disclose
upon the position, type of offense, and date of offense in accordance with EEOC
Disqualification criteria will be on a case by case basis. Decisions will be based
ADVERSE ACTION POLICY:
Adverse Action Notification letter. At this time, the candidate has ten calendar days
to contact our third-party consultant to discuss information reported. After ten
calendar days, an Adverse Action letter will be sent and the candidate will not be
eligible for hire.
If disqualifying criteria are reported, Human Resources will send candidate a Pre-
manager and inform him or her of candidate ineligibility. In order to maintain
privacy, the reason for ineligibility will not be disclosed.
If a candidate is ineligible for hire, Human Resources will contact the hiring
CONDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT OFFERS:
before the investigation process is complete. If the investigation reports an
adverse background, the applicant will be suspended and the adverse action
policy will be followed. After ten calendar days, if the report is not corrected, the
applicant will be terminated immediately.
For certain critical positions, conditional offers may be extended to an applicant