Zionsville Times Sentinel

April 23, 2014

Commissioners update Boone County job application form

By Rod Rose For the Times Sentinel
Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — A change in the application form for county jobs was approved Monday, April 21, by the Boone County Commissioners. The update was necessary because of a new state law, human resources consultant Dennis Dunlap told the commissioners before they unanimously approved the change. Modified was the sentence asking applicants about their criminal history; the sentence now reads, “Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime that has not been expunged by a court?” Dunlap said the change eliminates phrasing that asked if an applicant had ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor; that question is now considered a form of discrimination, he said. Monday’s meeting was notable for its brevity; the commissioners were in session for only 21 minutes. Other action by the commissioners Monday included approval of a request from Assessor Lisa Garoffolo to attend an out-of-state training seminar. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.