Pre-employment Screening Reminder to Clubs
As we reach the end of the 2011-2012 season and the start of the 2012-2013 season is upon us, we wanted to remind all our clubs of the pre-employment screening requirement that went into effect August 31, 2011.
Clubs are responsible for hiring and supervising their own coaches and staff, and managing their own volunteers. USA Swimming does not hire, supervise, or manage a club’s employment relationship with its coaches, staff, or volunteers, as that is an independent responsibility of the club. Responsible and thorough hiring practices are critical to maintaining a safe and healthy training environment for our members.
The pre-employment screening program requires clubs to certify to USA Swimming that they have conducted three required screens prior to offering employment to any potential employee. The three screens are (1) past employment reference checks; (2) verify the highest held level of education; (3) acquire a state motor vehicle report. Clubs are also encouraged to complete two option screens: (1) social network search; and (2) Google media search.
Click here to learn more about the program or initiate a pre-employment screen.