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A great way to prevent employing people who have already committed crimes but can it prevent people who haven't committed crimes yet from being employed in the first place nearby Park Ridge?
7 years ago on 01/06/2016 at 1:07 PM
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7 years ago on 01/06/2016 at 1:07 PM

Aside from background checking people who work directly with children and law enforcement (which I think should always be done), I'd be interested to see how many people fail the background check at $30 a pop for a volunteer position.

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7 years ago on 01/06/2016 at 3:11 PM

It's an odd topic. Background checks for people working at schools or around or directly with children, and public safety is a sound practice. I suppose background checks are done on all direct employees of the City, Park District, Library, and School Districts including the Boards and Elected Officials. Maybe they should ask the applicants to pay for their own background check and turn it in with the application since it's only $30. 00. If it is a requirement, then I guess people who know they wouldn't pass, won't apply. As for those who haven't committed a crime, or maybe haven't been caught, or was found innocent, I don't quite understand your question "who haven't committed crimes yet". I'm missing the deeper meaning of what you're trying to convey.

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7 years ago on 01/06/2016 at 3:23 PM

You aren't missing any deeper meaning. I think the whole thing is a bit silly for volunteer positions. It's not like a volunteer has access to bank accounts. I volunteer for a bunch of things and I can not think of anything even remotely nefarious that I can get into. I honestly don't think I would volunteer if I had to pay $30. I have to pay $15 a year to be a Daisy Troop leader. It just doesn't seem right to ask someone to give you cash when they are going to be donating a lot of their time.

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7 years ago on 01/06/2016 at 3:40 PM

Well, from what I can see-just read the article, some do warrant a background check and other boards/commissions are questionable. So it looks like they want to blanket all of them as it is better to be safe than sorry. Of course this won't prevent illegal activity for those who pass the check, but at least they can say they did their best in screening. I've even looked through the SEC licenced financial planner list of violations. Even if it's not a crime, but let's say your financial planner defaulted on a loan to Ford Motor Credit, or placed a trade without the client's permission, all of that gets listed.

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7 years ago on 01/06/2016 at 3:43 PM

The $15-$30 check is very basic and I don't know if it covers all States. Just like Medical Doctors who were barred for malpractice in a particular State, then the Doctor opens up a practice in a new State. I don't know if that's been resolved but not long ago, it was happening.

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7 years ago on 01/06/2016 at 3:45 PM

I was surprised to hear that one of my former employers (a big phone company) even ran credit reports on prospective hires because of all the sensitive customer information they'd have access to.

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