Granite State College strives to provide a safe work environment. A pre-employment review of a candidate for employment is done to comply with pertinent laws, promote a safe work environment, and to protect the College’s assets, including its employees, students, property, and information.
The purpose of this policy is to establish consistent and non-discriminatory guidelines for pre-employment background reviews, as part of the selection process for University employees. Background investigations confirm the candidate’s qualifications, credentials and suitability relative to the requirements of the position for which he or she is being considered. Background reviews are regulated by federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and Equal Employment Opportunity legislation.
Employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background review process. Granite State College may refuse to hire the finalist, may rescind an offer of employment of a finalist, or may review and terminate the employment of a current employee not successfully completing the background review process.
All background checks are initiated through the Human Resources department. For more information about the background check process visit the Related Links pages (noted below).
Background Check Requirements:
The minimum background review for staff and faculty shall include a criminal history check, a sex and violent offender registry check, verification of identity, academic credentials and if required, professional certificates, credit check, and or Department of Motor Vehicle record search.
A background review will be required if there is a break in appointment of a year or more.
Adjunct Faculty - The minimum background review for adjunct faculty will include Criminal Felony & Misdemeanor - current residence, Education Report, National Sex Offender Registry and SSN Trace and verification.
Who is required to have a background check?
- Benefits Eligible Positions
- Hourly Positions
- Work Study Students
- Adjunct Faculty
- Current Benefits Eligible Employees: transfers, promotions and reclassifications when the duties of a new position or reclassification include new significant and financial responsibility.
- Rehired Employees with a background check on file (of the appropriate level) will only need another background check if they have had a break in service of more than one year.
Background Checks – Related Links