Criminal Background Checks
On Friday, February 27, 2004, President Gary Michael approved the official implementation of criminal history background checks for positions at the University of Idaho that are deemed security sensitive or involve close contact with minors. These procedures support the University’s goal of attracting, recruiting and retaining the best faculty and staff and maintaining a safe and secure work and learning environment.
Background checks confirm an individual’s suitability relative to the requirements of their employment or service at the University of Idaho. They also help to ensure a safe and secure work and learning environment and help to protect the University from lawsuits related to negligent hiring practices.
The full policy on criminal background checks can be found in the Administrative Procedures Manual 50.16.
Verification of Educational Degrees and Academic Standing
Verification of educational degrees and academic status confirm an individual’s qualifications relative to the requirements of their employment at the University of Idaho. The University allows degree or academic verification for new employees and for those employees accepting different responsibilities within the University of Idaho when:
- Positions require an educational degree as listed in the position or job description.
- An outside agency or entity requires the verification or certification of educational credentials.
The University will use established procedures with respect to the acquisition and use of educational verification information.
The full policy on verification of academic degrees and standing can be found in the Administrative Procedures Manual 50.19.