Penn State To Require Background Checks For New Hires

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If you hope to land a job at Penn State, you will have to undergo a background check.

That is the bottom line of a new policy that’s among the changes the university has been rolling out in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

The changes apply to all new hires, regardless of whether the person works around children. The policy — which combined three prior practices — also applies to third-party contractors and volunteers who work with children.

While the previous policies covered some positions, such as administrators, faculty and some

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