This Policy addresses the university's obligations to determine whether specific potential /current employees and contractors and vendors are excluded from benefiting from specific federally funded programs.
The university implements this Policy as a matter of sound business practice to ensure the accurate and timely completion of monthly exclusion screenings against the published government exclusion lists to identify ineligible persons.
Federal and state agencies have the authority to exclude individuals or entities who have engaged in fraud or abuse from participation in programs the agencies sponsor. Entities that employ or contract with excluded individuals or entities may incur civil monetary penalties or be excluded from participation in federal and state programs.
This Policy applies to applicable employees (current or prospective), and all contractors and vendors (collectively referred to as "vendors") who/which do business with the university.
Current or prospective employees who submit information to be considered for positions at the university, including individuals not currently employed by Pacific. This Policy shall apply to the following types of positions at the university:
University of the Pacific shall not knowingly hire any individual (with or without pay), enter into an contract with an individual or entity, or purchase form vendors that are listed by a federal or state agency as excluded, suspended, or otherwise ineligible for participation in federal programs. Neither shall the university allow an individual to hold any position or render any services for which the individual's or entity's compensation for the services provided by the individual or entity are paid in whole or part.
This policy and associated procedures outline the respective processes for ensuring that all required screening occurs, that the screenings are tracked and monitored, and that any potential exclusions are investigated and acted upon immediately.
Failure to adhere to this policy and its associated procedures by university personnel will result in disciplinary action in accordance with the Disciplinary Action Policy.
If you have questions or concerns about your obligations under this Policy, consult the Office of Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer at (209) 946-2285.
University Governance: Board of Regents
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Procurement Policy; Background Screening Policy; Record Retention Policy