8.0 Background Check/Employee Screening

A background check is conducted by the DEA when an individual applies for a DEA registration. As such, a redundant screening by the University is not required.

The DEA strongly advises all registrants and employers to assess and determine the likelihood of an employee committing a drug security breach. Further information on the screening process is available at: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/cfr/1301/1301_90.htm

For any questions related to security screenings for University employees, please contact the following University of Iowa administrative officers:

Judie Hermsen, Director of UI Administrative Services in Central Human Resources; phone 335.3553 

James Jorgensen, Deputy Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel; phone 335.0400.

Please contact the DEA field office in Des Moines if you have specific questions related to DEA registration process:

Federal Building, Room 937
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone Number: (515) 284-4709