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PDFWAC 139-07-010

Conditional offers of employment.

(1) Any applicant who has been offered a conditional offer of employment as a certified officer must submit to a background investigation to determine suitability for employment.
(2) This includes certified officers whose certification has lapsed as a result of a break in service except those recalled to active military service.
(3) Hiring agencies may not make a nonconditional offer of employment prior to an applicant's completion of the background check.
(a) Hiring agencies shall verify in writing to the commission that they complied with all background check requirements prior to making any final offer of employment; and
(b) Responsibility for all background verification lies with the hiring agency.
(i) Upon completion of the background check, the hiring agency must certify that the background check has been satisfactorily completed and no disqualifying information has been found.
(ii) At its discretion, the commission may review and audit background checks for compliance with standards established by applicable statutes and rules.
(iii) The hiring agency has the duty to evaluate information obtained in a background check and assure that the applicant meets certification standards of RCW 43.101.105 (2) and (3).
(4) Reserve officers shall submit to the same background requirements as certified officers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080 and 43.101.801. WSR 22-13-075, § 139-07-010, filed 6/9/22, effective 7/10/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. WSR 13-02-060, § 139-07-010, filed 12/27/12, effective 1/27/13; WSR 10-07-037, § 139-07-010, filed 3/10/10, effective 4/10/10.]
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