[Ansteorra] background checks

Richard Threlkeld rjt at softwareinnovation.com
Tue May 15 14:51:18 PDT 2007

There is a statement that no checks will be done except for criminal sexual
activity with minors. They explicitly stated they will not be checking for
other criminal or non-criminal activity including financial problems. Let us
not get into the situation where we investigate everyone for everything. It
is really difficult to get a volunteer for the Exchequer job as it is. And
many people who have nothing to hide object to the invasion of privacy when
they think they are doing the Society a favor by taking a job that few want
and few are qualified to take.

Elfsea Exchequer

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Again I don't think there need s to be a cost
involved.   if all we are checking on is sexual
offenders we can do it via the sex offenders board.   

If the sca were to begin instituting full background checks for individuals
who were to take a position within the society.

Lets take the example of the office of the exchequer.

would you want lord x to be the exchequer for your local group if you knew
that he had been convicted of embezzlement a few years earlier.  It is a
safeguard not just against sexual predators in this case, but in the case of
other individuals who may pose a threat to the group or the society as a
whole  in one form or another.  

Now  does that mean i don't want lord x to play.   No,
people make mistakes.  There may be mitigating
circumstances.   I think if someone does have this in
his past, and can show where there has been some period of reform or other
mitigating circumstances, that that should not be held against him, (perhaps
he could even still be the exchequer) nor should it be broadcasted to the
population the results of such a check, but  if  for this position I have to
choose between lord x and lord z then I'll choose lord z.
Lord x can still hold other offices.

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