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I. Title of Policy

Conducting Background Checks Policy

II. Objective

All candidates for employment who are 18 years of age and older, including faculty, administrators, police, and support staff in regular, temporary, adjunct, hourly and volunteer positions have certain credentials, criminal and other background information verified as a condition of employment.

III. Authority

The Bylaws of the Board of Trustees; New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act, N.J.S.A. 34:6B-11 et seq.; Fair Credit in Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.

IV. Policy Statement

The College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students and employees and protecting its financial and material assets. To achieve this objective, the College performs background checks on successful candidates. This policy is intended to assist the College in meeting its commitment of providing a safe and secure learning and working environment while ensuring that its mission and academic and community commitments are supported by qualified candidates.

All candidates for employment positions at the College in the categories noted above must undergo a background check and have certain credentials verified as a condition of employment.

The President is charged with establishing a regulation and processes for background checking to ensure a safe and secure environment.

V. Responsibility


Approved: Board of Trustees, 10/27/2020