It is County of Blair policy that all new hires must have an acceptable background check in order for the contingent employment offer to be finalized. Interns and volunteers may also have basic background information verified as a condition of being on County premises.
Background checks that the Human Resources Department pulls are accessed by only that office to ensure all Fair Credit Reporting Act regulations are followed.
Background checks include the following:
- County, state, and/or national criminal convictions search
- Education verification
- Employment verification
- Motor vehicle record search
- Social Security verification
Motor vehicle record checks are conducted for employees who drive County vehicles or who drive on behalf of the County.
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County of Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the County to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to age, disability, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or veteran status. The County will conform to all applicable laws and regulations.
The policy applies to all aspects of the relationship between Blair County and its employees, including:
- Working conditions
- Wages and salary administration
- Employee benefits and application of policies
The policies and principles of equal employment opportunity also apply to the selection and treatment of independent contractors, volunteers, personnel working on our premises who are employed by temporary agencies, and any other persons or firms doing business for or with the County.
County practices that support this policy include the following:
- Required posters are displayed in areas highly visible to employees.
- The County forbids retaliation against any individual who files a charge of discrimination, reports harassment, or assists, testifies, or participates in an equal employment proceeding.
- Employees must report any apparent discrimination or harassment to their immediate supervisor/manager and the Human Resources Department.
- Violations of this policy, regardless of whether an actual law has been violated, will not be tolerated. The Human Resources Department will promptly and thoroughly investigate every issue that is brought to its attention and will take appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination from employment.