[Foundation-l] Foundation Discretion on Personnel Matters

Alison Wheeler wikimedia at alisonwheeler.com
Sat Dec 15 16:17:46 UTC 2007

On Sat, December 15, 2007 06:53, Mike Godwin wrote:
> I can confirm that the Foundation has retained an independent firm
> that conducts criminal background checks, consistent with state and
> federal law in the USA.

This is, clearly, good and sensible practice. I am, however, noting that
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Job_openings is clearly targeted at a
world-wide base of possible applicants. How would a USA-based organisation
(such as the firm you have retained) be able to carry out any criminal
checks for such applicants outwith the USA? In the case of the UK, and I
am sure other European and World countries, such information is not freely
available to others than the law enforcement organisations of those
countries. Or is it intended that only US-citizens could be accepted for
any staff position with the WMF?


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