Background Check Policy

The CSU system-wide policy on background checks is in place and updated to provide directives and guidance on background check requirements.  The California State University, Sacramento campus, follows the background check policy put forth by the Chancellors Office. The Background Check Policy has been incorporated as one of many policies which strive to reinforce preventing risk and ensuring a safe and secure learning environment and workplace for campus employees, students, volunteers, and guests.


Procedures and Documentation:

Background Check Packages
Sensitive Positions Table (Duties & Responsibilities)
How to determine Sensitive Positions

CSU Policy:

CSU Coded Memoranda HR 2017-17 (Policy)
CSU Background Check Policy Guidance
CSU Info Security Data Classification Standards (Level 1 Data)

For questions regarding background checks, contact Penny Schafer at 916-278-5613 or