Internal Governing Policies


 

#3 - Background Investigations for Positions of Trust


Approved: July 28, 2008

Nomenclature changes: March 30, 2017

Monitor: President


Background investigations shall be conducted as part of the search process for all employees hired into "positions of trust.”  The department extending the employment offer is responsible for sending the Background Investigation for Employment form for completion.  Upon receipt of the completed form, it will be forwarded to the Department of Human Resources for submission to the Illinois State Police.  The Department of Human Resources is responsible for ensuring background investigations are completed prior to entering the employment contract.

Background investigations must be completed prior to employing individuals in positions of trust.

The cost of conducting background investigations will be paid by the appropriate vice presidential area from funds identified by the Vice President.

The following positions have been identified as positions of trust at Eastern Illinois University for the purpose of compliance with the Campus Security Act (Public Act 88-629).

Academic Affairs

 

     Child and Infant Development Laboratory

All office personnel

     Registrar

All office personnel

 

Business Affairs

A background investigation is required on all personnel in Business Affairs, with the exception of person(s) in the following series of classification: Office Support Assistants/Associate/Specialists and their extra-help equivalents.

 

University Advancement

 

     Alumni Services

All office personnel

     University Development

All office personnel

 
 

President

All office personnel

     Internal Auditing

All office personnel

     General Counsel

All office personnel

     Vice Presidents

All office personnel

 

Student Affairs

A background investigation is required on all personnel in Student Affairs, with the exception of person(s) in the following series of classification:  Office Support Assistants/Associate/Specialists and their extra-help equivalents.

A background investigation shall also be conducted on any current employee who is promoted or reassigned from a position exempt from this rule to any position listed above or any position that would otherwise require a background investigation.  A background investigation may also be required for other positions if requested by the hiring agent.