August 1, 2022

Updates to background check and nonpay appointment policies

Effective today (Aug. 1), the following policy changes are in effect:

Background Checks (VI.F.6): Updates to this policy include background checks for current employees who apply for a new position and for individuals appointed to positions defined in policy VI.B.3 (below). Sex and violent offender registry checks are now required for student and graduate student positions (to be performed by the hiring department). Operating procedures for performing misconduct screenings are being implemented with the policy changes.

Appointments for Personnel Not on Payroll (VI.B.3): This policy supersedes a memorandum covering the same position types, which include adjunct faculty members, affiliate faculty or staff appointees, associate staff members and visiting scholars. Changes from the memo include background check requirements, updated privileges, clarification of approval authority, and a requirement for each dean to establish and document the prescribed process for promoting adjunct faculty members within their college/school.

Visit the new and revised policies page on the University Policy Office website for a link to the full text of the systemwide policies. Note: Policies and standards do not apply to Purdue University Global, as it maintains its own policies and standards.

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