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HR Policies and Procedures

I need some help with an assignment. I am having trouble focusing on policies and procedures.

What are the key parts of a policy & procedure and what should be avoided? I need help with critiquing the posted policy and procedure according to national standards.

Human Resources Policy and Procedure
Number 11.0: Pre employment Screening
Revision 05/31/14

Purpose
This policy applies to all candidates for employment in regular and temporary staff positions
including faculty, student and Hospital volunteer positions at the University of Phoenix (UP).

Policy
It is the policy of the University of Phoenix that all candidates for employment in staff (regular
and temporary), faculty, student and Hospital volunteer positions have certain credentials,
criminal and other background information verified as a condition of employment

Procedure
1. Candidates for Non Healthcare/Non-Research positions

a. All candidates for non-healthcare/non-research positions shall have the following background checks completed as a condition of employment with the University of Phoenix and at any other necessary time:
a.i. License verification

a.ii. Criminal History Check

a.iii. Sex offender registry check

b. It is prudent to also verify education and employment information which uniquely qualifies candidates for the position.

c.In addition, it is strongly recommended that reference checks be completed prior to making the hiring decision.

2. Candidates for Healthcare/Research positions

a. All candidates for healthcare/research positions shall have the following background checks completed as a condition of employment with the University of Anywhere and at any other necessary time:

a.i. License verification
a.ii. Criminal History Check
a.iii. Sex offender registry Check
a.iv. Healthcare Sanctions Check
a.v. Prohibited Parties Check

b. It is prudent to also verify education and employment information which uniquely qualifies candidates for the position.

c. In addition, it is strongly recommended that reference checks be completed prior to making the hiring decision

Solution Summary

This solution provides a critique of a human resource policy and procedures for hiring for a university.

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