0300 Recruitment and Selection
Policy Number: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Human Resources Manual

Policies, Guidelines and Reference Material: 

Related Forms and Policy Documents

  1. Motor Vehicle History Check Submission Instructions
  2. Background Checks Policy for Employment and Service
  3. Extension Volunteer CHC Release
  4. OSU Standard 576-056-0000
  5. FAQ’s
  6. OSU’s Motor Pool Website
  7. To Self-Report a Conviction
  8. Criminal History Check Information


Robbin Sim
phone: 541.737.3203

Ed Austin
phone: 541.737.4157

Office of Human Resources
Oregon State University
122 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR  97331
fax: 541.737.7771

Oregon State University is committed to protecting the security, safety, and health of faculty, staff, students and the public, as well as safeguarding the assets and resources of the University.  To meet these objectives, the University has adopted OSU Standard 576-056-0000 and announce the University’s Criminal History Checks Policy for Employment and Service.  

The university will conduct motor vehicle history checks as a condition for providing service for an employee or volunteer in a position with driving as an essential function. All categories of unclassified employees, classified employees, graduate assistants, student employees, volunteers and job applicants may be subject to this check.  All practices associated with motor vehicle history checks are to be conducted in a manner that supports the University’s commitment to non-discrimination.

All employees and volunteers whose position descriptions have been designated having driving as an essential function must notify the Office of Human Resources if they are convicted of an offense which precludes them from meeting the minimum driving standard as described in Standard 576-056-0050. Failure to report relevant convictions may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.   

It is the intent of the Office of Human Resources to annually remind employees and volunteers whose position descriptions are designated as having driving as an essential function to report relevant convictions.  Solicitations, application forms, and announcements for positions with driving as an essential function will include a statement notifying potential applicants of the requirement to provide a certified or official driving history for review for employment or service consideration. 

If you have questions, or would like additional information please contact employment at