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Resources from Federal Agencies

Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

A joint publication of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission

Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know

A joint publication of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission

Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin

January 29, 2013
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
U.S. Department of Labor

Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

April 25, 2012
Office of Legal Counsel
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Criminal History Records: Additional Actions Could Enhance the Completeness of Records Used for Employment-Related Background Checks

United States Government Accountability Office

Foster Care Transition Toolkit

May 26, 2016
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education

Guidance for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Owners of Federally-Assisted Housing on Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions

November 2, 2015
Office of Public and Indian Housing
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions

April 4, 2016
Helen R. Kanovsky, General Counsel
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 31-11

May 25, 2012
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

Your Money, Your Goals: Focus on Reentry

March 21, 2017
U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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