Fingerprinting Program


Administration & Finance


Human Resources

Contact Information: 

Jeannette Peralta / Executive Director of Organizational Development for Human Resources / (415) 338-7187 /

Effective Date: 

Sunday, August 1, 1976

Revised Date: 

Friday, May 20, 2005


ICSUAM 8000 - Information Security Policy

HR 2005-10 - Background Checks 


To identify designated positions requiring fingerprinting as a condition of employment.


The Fingerprinting Program is designed to

  1. validate information provided by prospective employees in designated sensitive positions or functions;
  2. comply with the California Information Practices Act with regard to notification and access to records
    obtained in connection with fingerprinting and is enforced through Education Code 89535 which states that an employee may be dismissed, demoted or suspended for conviction of a felony or conviction of any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or for fraud in securing appointment.

For each designated sensitive position, recruiting materials shall contain a provision requiring fingerprinting as a condition of employment.

New and/or current employees appointed into designated positions or functions shall undergo fingerprinting as a condition of employment.


Designated positions or functions for fingerprinting include:

  • Positions who handle cash
  • Positions who handle prescription drugs
  • Positions who handle master keys
  • Positions who work in the Campus Children's Centers
  • Positions who work in the Campus Department of Public Safety
  • Positions who work in Housing and Residential Services

Where the provisions of the Fingerprinting Program are in conflict with the collective bargaining agreements reached pursuant to Chapter 12, (commencing with section 3560) of Division 4 of the Government Code, the collective bargaining agreements shall take precedence.


Fingerprinting Directive and delegation