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February 8 2018

Arizona bans-the-box for initial stage agency job applications

In November, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order that would provide more opportunities for Arizonans with criminal records.

The Order prohibits state agencies from initially questioning applicants about their criminal records. Although it still allows state agencies to check the applicant's criminal record after the applicant has received an initial interview, it does not apply to private Arizona employers.

The state joins 29 others that are a part of the "Ban the Box" movement that prevents employers from asking about criminal records.