Current employees and volunteers must notify Employee and Labor Relations in University Human Resources if they are convicted of a crime and/or major traffic offense on or after their first day of employment/volunteer service. This applies to current employees and volunteers that accept a new opportunity on or after January 1, 2023.
A new background check may be required if the university receives a report of a conviction and/or motor vehicle offense, that is relative to employment, in order to confirm the report. Failure to report relevant convictions/major traffic offenses may result in disciplinary action, up to and including separation from the university.
A conviction does not prevent an individual from being employed by or volunteering for OSU.
Youth Program Recheck Requirement
Current employees and current volunteers, who engage in programs or activities involving minors, are required to successfully complete a new background check every two years.