State workers fail background checks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado officials are trying to find other jobs for 19 state employees who failed background checks.

The employees were originally hired to work for other state agencies, but those agencies were recently merged with the Department of Public Safety, which has more stringent rules.

According to the Denver Post, other state agencies can decide whether illegal behavior disqualifies an applicant for a state job. Some employees refused to take a polygraph test and others failed the test.

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  • by SAM Location: Grand Junction on Aug 24, 2012 at 07:01 AM
    In the trucking industry, if you fail the background check, which you have to be subjected to every time you renew your drivers license, you are fired. Your employer does not help find you another job. This background check is required by LAW. I guess the bureaucrats don't have to play by the same rules, laws and regulations that they force the rest of us to play by.
  • by Nun on Aug 23, 2012 at 02:08 PM
    I would refuse a polygraph test requested by an employer. They are not accurate, thus non-admissable in court so why give the test.
  • by HP Location: gj on Aug 23, 2012 at 01:57 PM
    Simple, fire them.
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