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Conditions of Employment

Criminal Background Investigation

The university requires a criminal conviction investigation to be conducted prior to employment for all classified and wage positions. The Department of Human Resources coordinates the background check.

If convictions are found, the Department of Human Resources will determine if the conviction is sufficiently job-related or of such a nature to prevent the person from being employed with the university.

The Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment requires an applicant to furnish information on all convictions for law violations, including traffic violations. Applicants normally are denied employment if they falsify their application and/or do not provide the information. Any applicant refusing to sign the release for a criminal background investigation will not be employed.

Child Support Disclosure

All new employees are required by Virginia law to disclose whether they are subject to an income withholding order for child support. If an employee is subject to an income withholding order, the University is required to withhold wages according to the terms of the order.

The University is authorized to charge a service fee of $5.00 per remittance of child support payments.

All new employees must complete the Child Support Disclosure Form.

Falsification or material misrepresentation in the completion of the form may subject the employee to immediate termination.


Drug Testing Policy

Old Dominion University strives to maintain a safe, healthy, efficient workplace free from drug and alcohol abuse. In compliance with the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, Old Dominion University (ODU) maintains a program for testing alcohol and controlled substances. This program includes pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random and post-accident alcohol and controlled substances testing of applicants for employment or of employees who are required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), and for public safety officers.

No supervisor having actual knowledge of pre-duty use, on-duty possession, on-duty use, or impairment shall permit a driver to operate a sate-owned vehicle.

Statement of Personal Economic Interests

Some university positions have duties involving substantive responsibility for procurement, audit, investment, or other activities that could be subject to abuse or improper influence as a result of the personal economic interests of the employee. Candidates selected for hire into these positions are required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests upon hire. Annual filing of the Statement of Personal Economic Interests and periodic training on the Conflict of Interest Act are requried of employees in these positions.