Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (“The Mission”) will conduct background checks in compliance
with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and
all other applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Applicants and employees may
request and receive a copy of requested "investigative consumer reports." The Mission will follow
FCRA requirements, other applicable statutes, and Mission procedures for providing information
and reports, making decisions, and responding to applicants and employees regarding potentially
adverse actions to an investigative report.
An applicant’s criminal background history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from
employment at the Mission; however the nature of, number of and recency of the conviction(s), as
well as the nature of the job in which the applicant is applying for will be taken into account during
the candidate selection process.
The Mission will conduct criminal background checks on all employees every 2 years. Any
employee who, during his/her time of employment at the Mission, has been convicted of a crime
may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.