For those of you tracking anything and everything about the EEOC’s criminal records guidance, this is for you.   

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) has posted the transcript of the December 2012 briefing on assessing the impact of criminal background checks and the EEOC’s guidance on the consideration of arrest and conviction records in employment screening.  I provided testimony on behalf of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), who was invited to testify at the briefing along with EmployeeScreenIQ, National Small Business Association, SHRM, National Retail Federation and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice.  The list of  invited speakers is longer, these were just on one panel.

To read the transcript click here

At the upcoming August 16th meeting of the USCCR, Commissioners are expected to vote on a report to the briefing. If approved, Commissioners will write individual statements to the report.   It is expected the report will be approved, although it is not expected that the USCCR will issue recommendations with the report regarding the use of criminal background checks and employment screening.