Human Resources

Criminal Background Checks

All UNCW background checks are completed electronically through the E-Vite background check process. To initiate a background check, please follow the directions below.

  1. All hiring proposals for benefited positions will automatically trigger the request for the Criminal Background Check (CBC) when the verbal offer has been accepted and the department enters this information and routes the hiring proposal forward in People Admin.
  2. A CBC required for any other type of employee or affiliate (temporary employee, volunteer, independent contractor, adjunct, spouse) is requested through the form available in My Seaport.
    Note: Please do NOT have the candidate email Human Resources Directly.
  3. HR will submit the background check request to Castlebranch in the order received. This will generate an e-vite that is sent directly to the candidate. 
  4. Upon receipt of the e-vite the candidate will be prompted to follow the instructions provided by Castlebranch. This includes entering the requested information and submitting for processing.
  5. Castlebranch will complete the background check upon receipt of the submission by the candidate.

Please note: Job offers for SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty positions are contingent on successful completion of the Criminal Background Check. 

Additional Background Check Information

  • The applicant is responsible for entering the requested personal information upon receipt of an E-Vite.   
  • The UNCW Criminal Background Check Notification and Release Form is no longer required or accepted.   
  • The flat rate cost of a single background check is $33.27. In some cases, the cost could be more, depending on international address searches, DMV records, credit reports, etc.
  • Please do not request background checks for candidates who are not identified through a hiring proposal as recommended for hire.

Note Regarding Convictions:

A previous conviction does not automatically disqualify a candidate. Eligibility for employment depends on a variety of factors such as the nature of, and circumstances surrounding, the crime; the time elapsed since the conviction; the rehabilitation record; the actions and activities of the individual since the crime including work history; and the relevance of the conviction to the job.