Pre-Employment/Background Check Rate Increase

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Pre-Employment/Background Check Rate Increase

To: Department and College Business Representatives


Division of Human Resources

Subject: Pre-Employment/Background Check Rate Increase

Date: December 10, 2014

Effective January 1, 2015, the Division of Human Resources will implement new rates for criminal record background checks and Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) checks. This results from a rate study conducted by the Financial Services Office.  The approved department billing rates for 2015 are as follows:

Name of Service & Approved Rate

Fingerprint-Based Criminal Record Check and MVR - $76

Name-Based Criminal Record Check and MVR - $85

Dual Check:  Fingerprint, Name-Based and MVR - $140

MVR Only - $51

International - $284 (An additional rate charge for an international check will apply if the finalist has an international history.)

The University policy on conducting pre-employment background checks and associated procedures can be accessed at If you have questions about the policy or procedures, please contact Doreen Thomas, Pre-Employment/Background Check Coordinator, at or 520-626-0715.

Please distribute this announcement to others in your college or department who are responsible for conducting background checks or budgeting for them.

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