Background Check Update
First, thank you for your support and cooperation with the implementation of the University-wide Pre-Employment National Background Check (PNBC) initiative. As you may know, several elements of the PNBC process were being refined in the early stages of implementation. Moreover, as we approach the holiday break in December, we know many of you are in the midst of hiring plans for the spring semester. Because of this, we wanted to follow up with you on a few PNBC-related issues.
Below, you will find updated highlights of PNBC-related process, policy or practice issues. We have provided a quick summary for each item, along with a direct link to related information on Human Resources’ web pages:
Break in Service before PNBC is required
Any candidates with a UK break in service of more than one calendar year will require a PNBC. Click here to learn more.
Federal Work Study Students
Work Study students will require the PNBC, with the hiring department absorbing the cost of the check. Click here to learn more.
The Online Employment System (OES) has a new feature, allowing departments who hire temporary and student employees outside of HR to continue to do so, while efficiently ordering background checks on these initial hires. Click here to learn more.
An international applicant will be required to have a background check if they have most recently entered the country over one year ago. This will be verified during HR's completion of the I-9 form, by checking the most recent visa stamp in their passport.
Expanded Versus Basic Checks in Relation to "Research" Positions
An expanded PNBC is appropriate for certain initial hires conducting sponsored project research and any other hires conducting human subject research. Click here to learn more.
Change in I-9 Process
I-9s for new employees will be completed only after the background check is in process. Click here to learn more.
For more information on these processes, please visit our Pre-employment Screening main page:
Any questions regarding this e-mail or general questions regarding the PNBC process can be directed to Jon Gent at 257-2608 or Jon.Gent@uky.edu.
For more information on the PNBC Process, please visit our primary webpage at PES Central.