Background checks will be conducted as part of the hiring process, and includes two reviews, one at the national level and one at the state level (Virginia). These reviews will normally include employment verification, a social security trace, and criminal records checks at the local, state, national levels, and sex offender registry.
Part 1: UMW uses TrueScreen, a third-party vendor, to conduct national background checks. The charge for these checks is dependent upon a variety of factors (the number of localities the employee lived in over the last 7 years, the number of employers that must be checked, etc.), so the cost will vary.
Part 2: The Virginia State Police statewide criminal records checks are initiated by HR, and provide conviction information from all jurisdictions in Virginia, including where an individual may have been employed but not resided.
Virginia requires an individual to complete the background check authorization in the presence of a notary, which is not a viable process for third party vendors. These reports will be run concurrently with the TrueScreen requests and should not add any more time to this portion of the hiring process.
The cost per report will be a standard rate of $20.00.