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802.35                          CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK

Criminal History Check Consent Form (PDF file - requires Acrobat Reader)


A Criminal History Check is to be conducted on all full-time and part-time applicants who are being considered for employment.

The Criminal History Check is conducted by the Protective Services Department of Georgia Perimeter College.

A consent form will be made available to each potential candidate who is being considered for employment. The form should be completed, notarized and returned immediately to the Budget Manager.

At no time should an applicant be told that if the criminal history is cleared he/she will have the job.  NO ONE will be added to the payroll in any capacity, temporary or permanent, part-time or full-time, until the criminal history has been completed. If exceptional circumstances require an employee to begin an assignment prior to completion of the criminal history check and the criminal history check is subsequently not cleared; the employee will be paid for the time served and will be terminated from employment.  The Assistant Vice President for Human Resources will base the decision on the Board of Regents Business Procedures Manual, Vol. 3A, Revised Section II B which states:

A candidate will be disqualified for employment for any of the following reasons:

  1. Conviction of a criminal drug offense shall disqualify a candidate for not less than two years.  Any candidate who has been convicted of a second or subsequent criminal drug offense shall be ineligible for employment or re-employment for a period of five years from the most recent date of conviction.
  2. Any false statement of material fact in the application.
  3. The candidate is or has been a member of an organization advocating the violent overthrow of the government of the United States.
  4. The candidate has been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude, unless the applicant has been pardoned.

Additionally, an applicant may be disqualified for conviction of activities that would be in conflict with proposed job duties. The Human Resources Department will notify the Budget Manager or Supervisor whether the applicant's criminal history report has cleared or not cleared as soon as information is received from the Department of Protective Services.




Revised 11/02: “DeKalb College” changed to “Georgia Perimeter College”

Human Resources Policy Council Revisions: 11/03, 01/04

CAB Revisions: 07/04

Approved by President’s Advisory Board: 04/27/05