Background Checks

Credential Checks

Give to Applicant

Criminal Background Checks

Evaluation of Vacant Temporary, Fixed - Term, and Student (including Graduate Assistant) Positions to Determine Need for Criminal Background Check (pdf)

Internal Transfers – See guidelines for conducting checks

Give to Applicant

Disclosure and Criminal Background Notification and Authorization (pdf) – Applicant returns to Senior HR Leadership representative

Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act – Provide in hard copy with release form


The University of Iowa criminal background check policy does not require checks on volunteers.  However, if you wish to conduct checks on volunteers, the following materials may be helpful to you.