Employees of the district must notify Human Resources of any arrests, filing of any criminal charges, and the disposition of any criminal charges pending against them. Notification to Human Resources should occur within three business days of notification to the employee except for employees whose duties require possession of a commercial driver’s license. Simple misdemeanors do not need to be reported by employees.
Employees must notify Human Resources of any child abuse complaints filed against them. Employees must also notify Human Resources regarding the findings in any complaint against them alleging child abuse. Notification of Human Resources of any complaints and findings should occur within three business days of notification to the employee. Current employees will report any felony convictions or founded complaints of child abuse that occurred within five years of the date this policy was adopted.
Information relating to arrests, criminal charges, and child abuse complaints will be treated and maintained as part of the employee’s confidential file.
The Chief Officer of Human Resources will report all notifications to the superintendent who will review the relationship of the criminal charge, child abuse complaint, or felony conviction to the performance requirements of the employee’s job.
Employees who do not notify the district as required under this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Reviewed: 1/11; 12/11; 4/13; 9/14; 8/17; 6/20; 4/23
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 232.68-69; 235A; 279.8; 280.17; 441 IAC § 152, 155, 175