Ohio Nixes Felony Conviction Question On Job Applications

By Aaron Vehling (May 15, 2015, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The state of Ohio on Friday announced that it is removing the checkbox for past felony convictions from its civil service application, following in the footsteps of several other states and cities that have nixed it as part of the "ban the box" movement.

Beginning June 1, Ohio's governmental agencies will no longer include on their civil services applications a question requiring applicants for state employment to disclose felony convictions, according to Ohio Department of Administrative Services Director Robert Blair. Ohio will join more than a dozen other states and hundreds of cities and private companies that have removed the box...

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