Background Check Information     (  01/18/2013    15:46 -0500  )

HR Info on background checks

Background Check Permission Form

Memo sent to adjunct faculty on Jan 18, 2013

Dear Adjunct Faculty College:

There evidently is some confusion about the background check authorization form (attached) that some adjunct faculty have been asked to sign, giving permission to the College to have IntelliCorp Records conduct a background check on them. The stated policy of Human Resources (HR) is that all new employees as well as any adjunct faculty who have not taught at TCNJ for two semesters must grant that permission. See the attached "Spring 2013 Users Newsletter."
Determining which adjunct faculty had a one year break in teaching has been left up to each department from what I can tell and some adjunct faculty who have been teaching every semester or who only skipped teaching one semester have mistakenly been given the form to complete.
As mentioned previously, only adjunct faculty who have not taught for two semesters or are being hired for the first time are required to complete this form.

I have shared this information with department chairperson as well as program coordinators.
A few adjunct faculty who were given the forms to complete have also contacted me with concerns about the type of information being collected by IntelliCorp and what the firm might do with that information. I am awaiting a response from HR to an inquiry I sent today about this issue. As soon as I have more information I will share it with everyone.
If you have any questions about this matter, feel free to contact me or HR. 

In Solidarity, Ralph Edelbach

Memo sent to chairs and program coordinators on Jan 18, 2013

Dear Chair or Program Coordinator:

There evidently is some confusion about the background authorization form (attached) that some adjunct faculty have been asked to sign, giving permission to the College to have IntelliCorp Records conduct a background check on them.

The stated policy of HR is that all new employees as well as any adjunct faculty who have not taught at TCNJ for two semesters must grant that permission. See the attached "Spring 2013 Users Newsletter."

Determining which adjunct faculty had a one year break in teaching has been left up to each department from what I can tell and some adjunct faculty who have been teaching every semester or who only skipped teaching one semester have mistakenly been given the form to complete.

As mentioned previously, only adjunct faculty who have not taught for two semesters are supposed to complete the form.

I am passing this information along to all adjunct faculty as well and I wanted to let you know in the event one of them contacts you or your office.

A few adjunct faculty who were given the forms to complete have also contacted me with concerns about the type of information being collected by IntelliCorp and what the firm might do with that information. I am awaiting a response from HR to an inquiry I sent today about this issue. As soon as I have more information I will share it with everyone.

If you have any questions about this matter, feel free to contact me or HR for more information. 

In Solidarity, Ralph Edelbach