Pre-Employment Background Checks
NOTE: THE BACKGROUND CHECK REGULATION IS UNDERGOING REVIEW AS UNF IS CURRENTLY UNABLE TO CONDUCT LEVEL II SCREENINGS FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS DESCRIBED BELOW. UNF WILL BE PERFORMING ALTERNATIVE BACKGROUND SCREENINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
In support of the University’s effort to maintain and foster safety and security of students, faculty, and staff, the University requires pre-employment Level 1 criminal background checks. Pursuant to the procedure in section 435.04, Florida Statutes the University requires pre-employment Level 2 background checks, which includes fingerprinting through a vendor selected by the University, for all prospective faculty and staff including student employees who are hired to perform positions designated as positions of trust. In some unique cases volunteers may be required to undergo a successful background check before being permitted to perform services on behalf of the University. Additionally, any current employee who occupies a Position of Trust as defined in this regulation, will be required to successfully undergo a Level 2 background check as a condition of continued employment in such a position.
Level 1 and Level 2 background checks are conducted through a third-party vendor, Sterling, who will complete the background checks pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). Additionally, any current employee who occupies a Position of Trust is required to complete a level 2 background check as a condition of continued employment in such a position. *New student employees (including Graduate Assistants) are not included in this program unless they are hired to perform a position designated as a position of trust.
The standard background check scope is 7 years due to FCRA regulations; however, convictions older than seven years provided by the county will be indicated on the background screening report. The background screenings provide the University with critical information to make the best and most informed hiring decisions. For additional information, please review the Background Check Regulation.
All offers of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Background checks must be completed before the selected applicant begins employment and will be processed as follows:
Evaluating Pre-Employment Background Checks
Request for Reconsideration of Background Check Decision
Frequently Asked Questions