Background Checks and CORI/SORI Checks

Pre-Employment Screening Protocol at MCC: The inclusion of a pre-employment screening process, specifically a background check, is a standard practice for Middlesex Community College (MCC) job offers. This step is crucial as it ensures that prospective employees meet the necessary qualifications and adhere to the ethical and legal standards set by the institution. The background check is initiated after the candidate has accepted the conditional job offer, underscoring its significance in the finalization of the hiring process. Sterling, the designated vendor managing this procedure, plays a pivotal role in conducting thorough background checks. The emphasis on the conditional nature of the job offer highlights the importance of successfully completing this screening process for the finalization of employment. For any queries regarding the process, prospective employees are directed to contact This comprehensive approach reflects MCC's commitment to maintaining a qualified, trustworthy, and compliant workforce.

CORI/SORI Checks: In order for an applicant to be eligible to be hired in a position that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. Successful applicants found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible to hold such positions. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth's Criminal History Systems Board, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. The College shall refer to regulations issued by the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Health and Human Services, 101 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 15.00-15.16, as guidance when assessing employee or successful applicant CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P. For more information regarding the College's CORI/SORI check process, please contact Pamela Medina, Assistant Director of HR/Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator at

Last Modified: 2/6/24