Big Ten Background Check Trend to be Implemented at University of Illinois

The University will now require all new hires to undergo a background check. “This is something that we have been thinking about for a while,” said Maureen Parks, associate vice president for human resources. “Sometime after the first of the year, President (Robert) Easter and Chancellor (Phyllis) Wise asked us to take a serious look at this and to implement changes to our background check policy.” Previously, the University only performed background checks on hires that were in “sensitive” situations: working with children, firearms, University funds or medical patients.

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