Criminal History Background Checks

Policy number: 
05.006
Policy description: 

The University of North Texas (UNT) is committed to protecting the welfare of its students, employees, institutional resources, and the public. To achieve this objective, the University will conduct criminal history background checks as detailed by this policy.

See full policy (PDF): 
PDF icon Criminal History Background Checks
Policy owner: VP for Finance and Administration
Policy contact: 
Katy McDaniel
HR Business Partner II, Human Resources
UNT System Human Resources
Applies to: 
All University
Date Issued: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Last updated: 

Date: 
03/03/2020
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
The policy was revised to allow an office who conducts a criminal history check for one particular purpose to share the adverse information regarding an employee with HR (or Dean of Students, if appropriate).
Date: 
08/01/2019
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Updated policy for background checks for all employees, including student employees, applicants who have received an offer of employment, individuals in security-sensitive positions, and individuals in mental health services provider positions. This policy does not apply to background checks conducted for individuals associated with programs for minors or positions under the administrative direction and control of the University’s chief law enforcement officer. Effective 08/01/2019.
Date: 
02/22/2012
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to consolidate UNT policy "Criminal History Background Checks, Faculty", in addition to establishing administrative procedures in support of policy objectives. Effective 02/22/2012.