Background Check Resources


On Feb. 6, 2013, the Graduate Council approved a policy requiring background checks for all new graduate student employees.

The Policy

The Graduate School requires that all graduate student employees (including hourly paid) have an approved consumer report and/or investigative consumer report (background check) as a condition for appointment. The information contained in these reports may be used to deny an individual employment or continued employment with Auburn University. The background report and its contents are deemed private and confidential and shall be disclosed only for the purposes described in “Procedures for Securing Background Reports for Graduate Students Before Hiring” to those University employees who have a need to know, or as otherwise required or permitted by law. This policy is effective for all graduate student employees whose new appointments begin on or after January 1, 2014.

Status Check

Authorized users may check on the completion status of background checks in Self-Service Banner under the Employee Services tab, by following the link labeled “Graduate Students Background Check Status.”

When the Background Checks are completed, the Graduate School will update the master database record in Banner, on the PPACERT screen, indicating whether or not the background check has been passed.  Notations in Banner are generally posted within one week of the completion date.  Authorized personnel in the department can access this record at any time in order to view the posted results.


Last modified: July 17, 2018