Hiring and contracting to avoid discrimination

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

Most of us would agree that Safe Hiring and Safe Contracting programs are an important part of community college operations. These issues may become more difficult, though, when they are associated with employee hiring or contractor selection processes and the accompanying consideration of various risks, particularly those related to previous criminal behaviors. It can be further complicated by the fact that access to students, faculty and secure facilities must also be considered in the evaluation. In these cases, attention needs to be paid to potential reputational, financial and/or legal risks.