Background Check

This policy defines how the City conducts background checks on prospective and current employees and contract personnel.
Type Enterprise
Applies To City Council Departments
Synopsis This policy establishes roles and responsibilities for conducting background checks on prospective and current employees and contract personnel.
History Council Approval Date: October 19, 2007
Effective Date: January 1, 2008
Last Policy Revision Date: October 19, 2007
Last Policy Cover Revision Date: January 20, 2011
Keywords labor agreements, civil service rule, criminal, criminal conviction, hiring process, MPD policy manual, Minnesota Child Protection Background Check Act, informed consent document, drug and alcohol testing, MPD, background check, qualifications check, hiring authority
Links Policy Review Group Approval
  • September 4, 2007

Policy Document

Procedures and forms

Supporting References

Administering Department Human Resources


I. Policy

The City of Minneapolis will conduct background checks in order to ensure that its employees pose no unreasonable risk to employees, citizens and City resources in the performance of their employment.

The City will conform to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 364 relating to criminal offenders and rehabilitation, which encourages the rehabilitation of criminal offenders. The statute further recognizes that the opportunity to secure employment is essential to the rehabilitation of ex-offenders and the resumption of their responsibilities of citizenship.

The Human Resources Director is directed to develop and maintain procedures for the implementation and ongoing maintenance of this policy.

II. Background Check Procedures

For a complete description of the procedures for background checks, see the document below:

Background Check Policy

Note: If you have questions about the Background Check Policy or Procedures, please contact Deb Krueger.

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Human Resources




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