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Office of Human Resources

Employee & Labor Relations


Criminal History Background Checks

Criminal History Background Check Policy

The Criminal History Background Check policy supports Florida State University's efforts to promote a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. All final candidates for employment with Florida State University for Faculty, A&P, USPS, and OPS positions, as well as some volunteers and University contractors, may be subject to criminal history background checks.

Current A&P, USPS, and OPS employees and certain volunteers of the University may be subject to criminal history background checks when being considered for a new position/role, or when University management, in conjunction with the Employee & Labor Relations section of the Office of Human Resources, has a justifiable reason pursuant to University procedures, policies, and practices. All current A&P, USPS, and OPS (including Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, Post Docs, and Federal Work Study) employees must inform their supervisor within two (2) business days if arrested for any felonies or first degree misdemeanors (or the equivalent thereof in another state). The employee must also notify their supervisor of the final disposition of their case within two (2) business days.

Prior to conducting a criminal background check on a current employee, managers should contact the Office of Human Resources, Employee & Labor Relations Office at (850) 644-6475.