Criminal Background Checks
The University of Idaho conducts criminal background checks to confirm an individual’s suitability relative to the requirements of their employment or volunteer service at the University of Idaho (UI). The UI requires criminal background checks on the successful candidate(s) for each faculty (including temporary faculty) and staff position recruitment, internal or external. Criminal background checks are also required prior to hiring a graduate assistant, teaching assistant or research assistant. UI also requires criminal background checks for non-student hourly employees (temporaries), student workers, interns and volunteers if their work will involve significant contact with minors and also recommends checks for individuals considered for positions where the hiring authority determines the work to be security-sensitive. UI will conduct criminal background checks on current employees as required for reclassifications and promotions (this does not apply to general faculty promotions in rank pursuant to FSH 3560 where the faculty promotion does not involve an internal or external search).
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.