HR Update

New Process for Entering Background Check Dates
Monday, November 21, 2022 - 10:00

Beginning December 1, units no longer need to manually enter the dates of successful background checks from HireRight, the University’s vendor for conducting background checks. Previously, these dates were entered in PeopleSoft on the Modify a Person > Regional tab. Beginning in December, central OHR will automatically add the dates to PeopleSoft every month.

This new process will improve the University’s compliance and recordkeeping while also improving efficiency, since collegiate and administrative units will no longer have to enter the data manually. (However, units will continue to track the required Safety of Minors checkbox in PeopleSoft to note if an employee falls under the policy.) Units will also have more complete data on background checks and can see if another one needs to be ordered for a transfer or rehire employee.

The first HireRight background check dates will be loaded into PeopleSoft in mid-December and then between the 15th and 20th of each month thereafter. For questions about the new process, email or call the OHR Contact Center at [email protected], 612-624-8647, or 800-756-2363.

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