Background Checks and Criminal Convictions
To determine suitability for employment or continued employment, the University of Missouri has the right to check the criminal conviction records of any employee or applicant for employment. Consideration will be given to the relationship between the conviction and the responsibilities of the position that is or will be held. A relevant job-related conviction is grounds for termination of employment or non-selection of an applicant.
Conviction is defined as including all felonies and misdemeanors except minor traffic violations in relation to any position that does not require driving. For positions that require operation of a motor vehicle the term conviction shall include minor traffic violations. Falsification of application materials, including failure to disclose criminal convictions, is grounds for termination of employment or non-selection of an applicant. (HR 504)