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Background-Checks Policy Leads UI to Withdraw 11 Job Offers

An expanded background-checks policy has led the University of Illinois to withdraw 11 job offers across its three campuses over the past year.   From November 2015 to October 2016, the university conducted nearly 12,000 background checks.

Trustee Patrick Fitzgerald says among the applicants turned-down were candidates that had been convicted for child endangerment or weapons charges.  Nine of the 11 the applicants turned down were in Chicago and the other two were at the Urbana campus.
The cost of the background checks is about $456,500, with the average ranging from $25 for employees at the UI system level to $41 at Urbana. 


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