University of Minnesota  Appendix

Background Checks for Student Positions


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Please use the contact section in the governing policy.

For those individuals in positions not required to undergo a background check, units may choose to require a background check based on the responsibilities of that position or unique circumstances of the work. Situations where this may be required include:

  • Having access to controlled substances
  • Having access to cash in excess of $5,000 at any one time
  • Receiving or delivering merchandise items with a value exceeding $5,000
  • Having access to select biological/biochemical agents, as defined by the U.S. Patriot Act of 2001
  • Positions within human resources or information technology departments or performing those functions
  • Having responsibility for the care, safety, and security of people or property
  • Having direct access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information (for PCI DSS compliance, see PCI DSS compliance section on the Business Processes website.)
  • Having authority to commit financial resources of the University through contract greater than $5,000
  • Having control over campus business processes, either through financial rules or system security access
  • Having access to detailed personally identifiable information about students, faculty, staff or alumni, which might enable identity theft
  • Having possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access.