(Oct. 26, 2010)--Safety and security are important components of the university experience. For that reason and to be consistent with the new University of Texas System policy, the UTSA Office of Human Resources in cooperation with the UTSA Police Department will conduct Criminal Background Checks (CBCs) on faculty, staff and student employees who did not undergo checks at the time of hiring. Approximately 1,700 employees never had a criminal background check since they were hired prior to the implementation of CBCs at UTSA.
"As educators and public stewards, it is essential that we foster a campus environment to ensure safety and security," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo.
UTSA initiated CBCs as part of the routine employment process for staff in October 2003 and for faculty in January 2005. More than 26,000 CBCs were completed on applicants from 2008 through June 2010.
The new policy, which requires that all employees who have not undergone a CBC to have one completed, was implemented Sept. 1 by the UT System and requires that the CBCs be completed no later than Aug. 31, 2011. UTSA will use information from the Texas Department of Public Safety's public website for these criminal background checks. The site is available to anyone and reports convictions and deferred adjudications.
Each of the approximate 1,700 employees will be notified prior to the CBC and after it is completed. The Office of Human Resources will contact employees if a conviction or deferred adjudication is reported.
For more information, contact David Diaz at 210-458-5771.
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