Section: GENERAL ACCOUNTING
|Section 3000 Policies|
Policy Number: 3102.01
Policy Title: Employee Hiring and Continuous Employment Requirements for Cash Handling Personnel
Policy Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Last Revision Date: October 6, 2011
(see revision history)
It is the policy of the CSU that University assets be protected from employee error, negligence, malicious behavior, or criminal action. Campuses must establish written procedures to determine that all employees with direct cash handling duties, including temporary, casual and student employees, have the background and character to accept responsibility and accountability for handling CSU cash and cash equivalents.
Employees with direct access to, or control over, cash, checks, other cash equivalents, credit cards, and/or credit card account information are considered to hold sensitive positions.
Campuses must define which positions require background checks. Temporary cash handling activities (e.g., parking attendants, ticket sellers) may not warrant background check actions. Instead, mitigating supervisory review controls could be employed in such instances.
Following the guidelines published by Human Resources for such activities, the campus must perform, or contract for, background checks and employment verification prior to employing a person into these sensitive positions. Background checks are required of all employees hired into a cash handling position that has been designated by the campus as sensitive and subject to such a check.
Employment in a cash handling position is treated as provisional until the completion of the background check. The following requirements must be satisfied as a condition of employment in cash handling related position:
- Prospective employee’s employment history verified.
- Background checks sufficient to uncover any prior criminal convictions, completed with results communicated to the appropriate campus human resources department.
The CSU must adhere to all pertinent state and federal regulations concerning the use of background checks in employment decisions for cash handling positions.
The CSU must adhere to all pertinent state and federal regulations when contracting with 3rd parties to perform background checks on CSU employees at the University’s request.
Each individual who receives or has custody of University cash and cash equivalents will be held responsible for the control of the cash and cash equivalents under his or her care.
Benjamin F. Quillian
Executive Vice-Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer
Approved: October 31, 2011
APPLICABILITY AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
RESOURCES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS
Sound Business Practices:
Laws, State Codes, Regulations and Mandates:
- HR Coded Memo 2005 -10
- Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
- Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRA)
- Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA)
- Information Practices Act (IPA)
- Labor Code
COGNIZANT OFFICE(S)CO Manager:
Mr. Robert Eaton
Senior Director, Financing and Treasury
CSU Office of the Chancellor
Ms. Gay Kvilhaug
Ms. Maribeth Bradberry
Ms. Nancy Suarez
Director, Student Financial Services
Ms. Jan Burnham
Student Financial Services
Ms. Gina Curry
Director & University Bursar
Ms. Cora Wong
Director, Student Financial Operations
Ms. Caryl Vickers-Harper
Assistant Director & University Cashier
Students Accounts Receivable (SAR)