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Greenburgh Board Approves Employee Background Checks Policy

The Greenburgh Town Board approved a new background check policy for all town employees.
The Greenburgh Town Board approved a new background check policy for all town employees. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Town Board unanimously approved a policy requiring strict background checks for all new full- and part-time employees Monday.

Town Supervisor Paul Feiner issued a detailed statement via Facebook and the town's webpage concerning the new policy requires background screening for all part time available and seasonal employees ages 18 years and older, and all future full-time employees of the Town.

"We've been discussing this for about a year," Feiner said. "We did background checks in the past for higher ranking employees. Now this will include everyone going forward."

The policy says that, "Prior to an offer of employment, the candidate’s application will be sent to the contractor selected by the Town to perform a criminal background check.

"The background screening shall include but not be limited to Social Security Verification – This verifies the applicant’s name against the social security number provided. This helps to eliminate the possibility of false names and/or information." the policy states.

The list of background check data bases includes Sex Offender Registry and the National Criminal Database among its sources.