A background check is a great tool to use to verify a candidate's credentials when selected as a finalist. A background check can be requested at the time an offer is made to a new employee.
Background checks are conducted to mitigate risk and support the university’s fiduciary responsibility to protect the security, safety, and health of its community. Background checks are required for positions that:
HR recruitment specialists will discuss whether or not a background check is required for your posting during the posting planning process. A background check may be required due to:
A background check is a shared responsibility between the HR staff in both the department and central offices.
Make an offer of employment:
When you receive the signed offer letter from the candidate :
Background checks conducted by position type.
* The baseline check includes:
|Job Type ||Baseline Search *||Degree||Prof Credentials (when required)||Motor Vehicle (when required)|
|Classified Labor Class||X|
|Research Foundation Exempt||X||X||X|
|Research Foundation Nonexempt||X||X|
|UB Foundation Exempt||X||X||X|
|UB Foundation Nonexempt||X||X|
A background check takes 3-5 business days to complete.
Mary Jo Serafini
Regional Director, Upstate New York HERC and Recruitment and Position Specialist
Workforce Planning and Recruitment
Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road
Phone: 716-645-8172; Fax: 716-645-2724