City Selects 124 Applicants with Criminal Background for Employment in 2014

City Selects 124 Applicants with Criminal Background for Employment in 2014

Tallahassee Reports has learned that in 2014 the City of Tallahassee selected 124 applicants for employment that had checked the box on the City employment application indicating they had a criminal background. After background checks were completed and reviewed, 35 applicants were disqualfied and 89 were hired. This means that during 2014, when 816 people […]

Mayor Gillum Paid by Group Promoting “Ban the Box”

Mayor Gillum Paid by Group Promoting “Ban the Box”

Tallahassee Reports has obtained documents that show Mayor Andrew Gillum is being paid by a group that is advocating for cities accross the United States to adopt “Ban the Box” policies. A debate began two weeks ago about Mayor Gillum’s controversial proposal to remove the criminal background questionnare from the City of Tallahassee’s employment application. […]

Mayor Gillum, City Move To “Ban” Criminal Background Question From Job Application

Mayor Gillum, City Move To “Ban” Criminal Background Question From Job Application

A discussion initiated by Mayor Gillum on December 15, 2014 about eliminating criminal background questions from government employment applications may be headed to the full City Commission in January. On December 16, 2014,  local TV station WTXL reported that “Mayor Andrew Gillum met with local leaders …about ways to improve the application process for government […]