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, HR will reach out for funding support for this effort.

  • A state and federal criminal history check covering a minimum of seven (7) years
  • A nationwide sex offender search
  • A social security number check
  • A credit check for positions that have access to financial resources such as handling money, checks, purchasing cards, etc.

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 and volunteers must have a background check performed annually.

If the program/activity is sponsored by Augusta University, AU Human Resources at (706) 721-9365 will automatically be contacted for background checks once registered.

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 unless contacted directly. 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.

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University Ethics & Compliance

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