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Description of Work PDQ

Criminal History Checks (CHC) are required for all appointment types with security-sensitive duties. Some appointment types have an existing Position Description (PD) through PeopleAdmin, but for the appointment types not managed through PeopleAdmin, a Description of Work (DW) PDQ Short Form has been designed to make it easy to gather the information needed to determine if a position has security-sensitive duties. The DW PDQ Short Form may be submitted with the CHC Release Authorization when there are security-sensitive duties.  

Confidentiality: The Business Center contact and the supervisor listed on the posting receive results from the Office of Human Resources.  Notification will either state that the Criminal History Check results are satisfactory, or will state that the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications.  Before making an adverse fitness determination, an applicant will be provided notice by the university either by electronic or certified mail to the address provided by the applicant.  The notice will include a copy of the applicant’s criminal history report and a summary of his/her rights under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Required authorizations

The applicant returns the completed release to:

Campus and postal mail:
Office of Human Resources, OSU
236 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-2132

Fax: 541-737-7771

Task expert

Linda Nye, Criminal History Check Officer
(541) 737-2645 or Linda.Nye@oregonstate.edu

Revised 08/14/18

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