- Background Check
Important: All camp employees (athletics, music, art, math, etc.)
Important: All lifeguards (summer only)
Important: All employees in Dining Services, Campus Events or Conference Services (summer only)
All employees listed above are required to have a background check prior to their first day of employment. The Department of Welfare requires by law that employees in programs for minors be fully screened to meet Act 34, Act 151 and Act 73.
Once you have completed a background check, your clearance remains in effect as long as you remain with Messiah College. You will not need to complete the background checks each year. If you think that Messiah College may already have your records on file but are unsure, please contact the Payroll Office to confirm your materials are on file before your first day of employment.
If you completed all items listed below since joining Messiah College AND you have the original background check documents, you may submit those to the Payroll Office before your first day of employment in the positions listed above. Photocopies are not acceptable.
If you do not have all completed items listed below on file with Messiah College and wish to work this summer in any of the positions listed above, you will need to complete all items listed below prior to your first day of employment.
We strongly encourage you to come to the Messiah College background check station on April 11, 2013. A background check station will be available that day in Hostetter Chapel room 113 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The college will absorb the cost of the Dept. of Welfare clearance on that day. If you can attend, please bring the following with you:
- unexpired driver's license
- social security card or passport
- credit card or check to pay the fees associated with the background checks
If you can not attend the background check station that day, you will need to work through the process on each site to complete all three background checks prior to your first day of employment.
Links to Additional Information
|Background Check Consent Form||Click her for actual form (PDF)||(no cost)|
|Act 34: Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History check||Click here for instructions (PDF)||$10|
|Act 151: Department of Welfare child abuse clearance||Click here for instructions (PDF)||$10 (free if you have Messiah College perform the check on April 11, 2013)|
|Act 73: FBI Fingerprint Background Check||