In accordance with AU and USG policies, all program/activity staff (including volunteers) who will have contact with minors must undergo background checks. As required by the USG Human Resources Practice Manual, these background checks must include, at a minimum:
*After your program has been approved, discussions with HR may require funding support for this effort.
AU employees who are serving as program staff must have a background check performed upon hire and at least every three (3) years to be in compliance with this policy. All non-AU program staff must have a background check performed annually.
If the program/activity is sponsored by Augusta University, please contact AU Human Resources at (706) 721-9365 to have background checks run.
If the program/activity is sponsored by a third-party entity, the entity is responsible for performing these background checks; Augusta University Human Resources does not perform background checks on third parties. Third parties working with minors using AU facilities must ensure all of their program/activity staff, including volunteers, are background-checked in compliance with the Policy. As a condition of utilizing University facilities, third parties are required to certify that they have performed background checks on program/activity staff which would, at a minimum, satisfy HRAP requirements.