Applicant Screening Procedures

As a federal contractor, the University has an obligation to screen applicants, including employee candidates against the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) [now System for Award Management (SAM)]and the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Candidates whose names appear on this list are barred from working on federal contracts and grants. 

To help expedite the application process, Employment Services has added the following question to the employment application: “Have you ever been convicted of a federal crime, as defined in 42 USC 1320a-7(i) or been excluded from participating in any federal or state healthcare program?” 

All campus departments with federally funded research are required to check all final candidates’ names against two databases—the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)—to ensure the applicant hasn’t been disbarred from working with federal and state healthcare programs. 

The databases are located in Related Information.

Prior to a final offer, hiring departments also will need to use the Department of Justice Live Scan Fingerprint Background Check. If a candidate or employee’s name is on one of these lists, contact Employee & Labor Relations to discuss next steps. 

If you have any questions or need assistance with these applicant screening procedures, contact Employment Services.

Campus Human Resources, Employment Services
Phone: (310) 794-0890 | Fax: (310) 794-0895