3052: Job References to Prospective Employees

All requests for employment-related references or employment history by prospective employers of current or former employees must be referred to a member of the administrative team. The administrator will either provide a reference in compliance with this policy or will forward the request to the ESU Administrator.

If the ESU is subject to a written separation agreement regarding a particular employee, the terms of that agreement will govern the ESU’s response to requests for information, regardless of any written consent provided to the ESU.

If the ESU is not bound by a separation agreement and receives a legally enforceable written consent to release information, the ESU may provide the information authorized by that document. The ESU may provide additional truthful information to prospective employers of current and former employees.

Employees Suspected of Sexual Misconduct Against a Minor or Student

Apart from the routine transmission of administrative and personnel files or unless otherwise permitted by law, the ESU and any employee, contractor, or agent of the ESU is prohibited from providing any employee any assistance in obtaining a new job if the ESU or the individual acting for the ESU has probable cause to believe said employee has engaged in sexual misconduct with a student or minor in violation of the law. 

Adopted on: Dec. 10, 2018
Reviewed on: Sept. 18, 2019
Revised on: Oct. 14, 2019
Reviewed on: May 9, 2022