30 August 2018
Email: [FYI request #8550 email]
Dear Indira REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICAL INFORMATION
AND MEETINGS ACT 1987
On 29 August 2018, Watercare received from Auckland Council, your request for information
regarding Employment Checks over the last year.
Our Response to your Questions:
How many criminal background checks has Council and its CCOs carried out on its existing
staff for internal vacancies? Our recruitment procedures do not include conducting criminal conviction checks on
Name all the positions/job titles that required these criminal background checks?
We conduct criminal conviction checks for all new employees at pre-employment stage.
How many internal criminal background checks were conducted without the applicant's
How many internal staff failed the criminal background checks?
Our recruitment procedures do not include conducting criminal conviction checks on
Of those who failed the criminal background check, how many are still employed by Council
and their CCOs? N/A.
What is the total value spent on criminal background checks in the past year and how much
from that was spent on internal vacancies? There is no cost to the service.
Please provide any internal document or policy that outlines the criteria for assessing
whether an internal vacancy requires a criminal background check. Our recruitment procedures do not include conducting criminal checks on existing
David Hawkins Chief Corporate Affairs Officer