For many industries, employee background checks – also called “routine background screenings” – may seem excessive. However, in certain industries in which money is handled or in which children, the elderly, or the disabled are given care or supervision, employee background checks create a safer, more dependable workforce. As a result of this notion, the…

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At the end of November, it was reported that the Florida Gulf Coast University faculty was speaking out against the recent background check policy. According to the Eagle News, the new policy, which went into effect on September 18, requires all current and applying employees to pass a “level 2” background check involving fingerprints. The…

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Background checks are shaping school staff and volunteers all across the country. Various news stories from the past month show that schools are revising their background check policies for volunteers, unlicensed teachers, and student athletes. For staff, revising policies has not affected numbers; the amounts of volunteers and unlicensed teachers are still sufficient. For athletes,…

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