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Employing Students

Find information on how to hire and manage student employees.

Important Student Employment Office Updates

Background Check Guidance

UC Policy requires background checks for new hires and transfers into all critical positions. Therefore, background checks are required for ALL staff and student positions.

Locally, we use LiveScan for criminal background checks for all in-state applicants. Departments may also use Consumer Reports for student positions, unless the role specifically requires LiveScan, or other exceptional factors.

Individuals are not allowed to start their new position until all applicable background clearances are received. 

The Student Employment Office recommends departments include the following language in their postings on Handshake under the Special Conditions of Employment section: 

Please note a pre-employment background check is required for all student employment positions.



Policies and guidelines


  • Student Employment Office (SEO), a division of Human Resources, is the Central Personnel Office for employing students on campus.
  • If you are looking to hire student employees and are in need of assistance, please contact Human Resources within your department.
  • For additional questions please contact the Student Employment Office