Arrests and Convictions

Policy TrackingDate
ApprovedMay 13, 2019
ReviewedApril 15, 2021

Employees shall notify their immediate supervisor if they are convicted, arrested, indicted or charged (including citations) for any offense other than a minor traffic offense (e.g. parking, speeding). Notice must be in writing and provide all relevant facts regarding the arrest, conviction, indictment or charge. Notice must be provided within one (1) business day of the conviction, arrest, indictment or charge. The supervisor shall inform the Dean, Director and Associate Vice-President or Vice President in direct line of chain-of-command to the President about an employee the disposition of any arrest, indictment, or citation.

For purposes of these procedures, a "conviction" means the entry in a court of law or military tribunal of (1) a plea of guilty, nolo contendere, no contest or the equivalent; (2) a verdict of guilty; or (3) a prayer for judgment continued or a deferred prosecution.

Employees may be disciplined, up to and including termination, if the conviction, arrest, indictment or charge: (i) poses a threat to the physical safety of students or personnel; (ii) demonstrates that the employee does not have the integrity or honesty to fulfill his or her employment duties with the College; and/or (iii) creates a substantial disruption to the ordinary operation of the College.

Blue Ridge Community College Policies and Procedures Manual