On Dec 16, 2007 11:48 AM, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Dec 16, 2007 11:39 AM, Anthony <wikimail(a)inbox.org> wrote:
On Dec 15, 2007 8:03 PM, Mike Godwin
There are USA-based firms that do international
checks, and the firm we have retained is one of these. We are also
aware (and I for one am fairly acutely aware) of the difference in
privacy regulation among the various nation-states.
What about bonding? Has that been looked into and/or implemented?
I'd imagine the bonding company would run its own background check.
For bonding or background checks, we would have to pay a third party
some kind of money to handle them.
We're a non-profit, and we
shouldn't be spending our hard-earned money (or paying our employees
to spend their time on it) running background checks and setting up
surety bonds on the handful of employees we have.
Not necessarily all the employees, but certainly the key officers.
One example would be the treasurer. Doing this is quite standard for
non-profits, both small and large.
From what i've heard, Ms Doran came to the WMF
originally though a
temp agency, and it would surprise me to learn that the temp agency
didnt run a background check of their own (and if they did, why didn't
they make the information known to the WMF before contracting out the
work?). The lesson in this is to be careful who you hire, and maybe
never use that same agency again.
That's one lesson, but it isn't the only one.