Updated April 16, 2014
The University of Tennessee has instituted a new pre-employment requirement regarding background checks for employees.
Effective January 1, 2011, all new hires among regular faculty and staff will be subject to background checks. The background check will be conducted for successful candidates before the job is officially offered. A job offer is contingent upon a successful background check.
Current employees who apply for certain internal positions will be required to undergo background checks. These positions include ones working with security, finances, children or the use of master building keys.
There is some variation among each campus and institute on including new term, LDA and adjunct faculty hires.
|Campus/Institute||Categories to Be Included|
|UT Knoxville||Regular, Term and LDAs|
|UT Chattanooga||Regular and LDAs; no terms|
|UT Martin||Regular, LDAs and adjunct faculty; no term employees|
|UT Health Science Center||Regular, Term and LDAs|
|UT Institute of Agriculture||Regular, Term and LDAs|
|UT Institute for Public Service||Regular only|
|UT Space Institute||Regular, Term and LDAs|
|University Wide Administration||Regular, Term and LDAs|
Human Resources and the University believe conducting pre-employment background checks is a step toward ensuring a safer environment for all of our employees, students and visitors.
For more information, please call Ashlie Czyz at 865-974-6642.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Analyzed Social Security Number Search
- County Criminal Records Search
- Federal Criminal Records Search
- National Criminal Records Search
- National Sexual Offender Database Search
- Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) Driving History
- Sanctions Base Search (Patriot’s Act)
Why are background checks required for new employees but only some areas for current employees applying for internal positions?
Does an applicant have to provide any information beyond application materials for the background check?
Category: Employee Announcements