Update: Alabama Teacher Background Checks to Proceed

Jason Morris

I would like to think it was the power of the employeescreen blog, but it wasn’t.  If you read yesterdays article,  Alabama  Education Association sues to stop background checks, you will not be surprised to learn that the background checks will proceed.

Employee criminal checks to proceed

MONTGOMERY | The Department of Postsecondary Education will start criminal background checks of its 10,000 employees next month under an agreement worked out with the Alabama Education Association in federal court on Wednesday.

The AEA sued Postsecondary Chancellor Bradley Byrne after he announced plans to conduct the background checks.

The suit was resolved when U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson approved a new background check consent form. The original form would have required employees to release their Social Security numbers to a private company, while the new one makes it optional.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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