After the appointing authority has initially selected the most qualified candidate for appointment to the vacant position, a background investigation of the applicant shall be done to complete the hiring process

  Background investigation is a task primarily lodged to the appointing authority; however, this task can be delegated to someone whom the appointing authority reposes trust and confidence.

  Background investigation shall not be limited to work related questions such as dates of employment, duties and responsibilities, length of service, attendance, salary and reason for termination or resignation as the case may be but also other potential issues that could affect the organization.

  Background investigation can go as far as the applicant’s family records, education, financial, medical, psychological and criminal records.